Warwick, Wallkill to share dial-a-bus administrative services


Sweetron discusses agreement while Depew listens

TOWN OF WALLKILL – The Town of Warwick is going to handle the administration
functions of the Town of Wallkill dial-a-bus, including all reporting
requirements as well as compliance issues with state and federal agencies
and Orange County.

The consolidation will merge assets, which will lower costs, officials
of both towns said.

Wallkill Supervisor Daniel Depew said the town will save $50,000 per year
while Warwick gains $14,000 for the services.

Warwick Supervisor Michael Sweeton noted his town already fully operates
the Blooming Grove Dial-a-Bus program. Taking on the administrative functions
for Wallkill was “a natural for us.”

Warwick currently has seven buses and Wallkill as three; it had four but
one was totaled in an accident.

A county spokesman said the county is “an important partner in all
these services. The county is the administrator of any non-municipal aid
as well as owner of the majority of the bus fleet.”

All three town programs transport to neighboring communities and link
up with Orange County’s routes with full-sized buses.

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