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Public transportation is coming to Hardin County in July 2024

The Hardin County Local Transportation Match Executive Committee has reached its minimum fundraising requirement to bring public transportation to Hardin County. The committee partnered with Hancock, Hardin, Wyandot & Putnam Community Action Commission (HHWP CAC) in an effort to create an affordable and accessible public transportation program. The program will provide safe and reliable transportation options for all residents of Hardin County, regardless of age or income.

HHWP CAC will be the lead agency in charge of operating and maintaining the public transportation program.

Morgan Ellis, committee chair, said, “We are grateful for the support that has been pledged thus far and look forward to seeing the positive impact that the project will have on Hardin County.”

The Committee is continuing its fundraising effort and is seeking partner agencies to expand and support the future operation of the program.

Public transportation will be available in Hardin County beginning July 1, 2024. More details about the program, including how to schedule rides and rate information, will be released closer to the start date.

The committee is made up of a diverse group, including Morgan Ellis, Director of Chamber & Tourism at Hardin County Chamber & Business Alliance; Chelsie Niese, Community Nurse Liaison at Bridge Home Health & Hospice; Gina Hoelscher, Director of Rehabilitation at Opti- Health Physical Therapy; Deb Curlis, Director of Beatitudes; Erica Wilcox, RN & Case Manager at OhioHealth; Lindsay Walden-Hollar, Vice President of Sheldon Gas and Director at Ada Area Chamber of Commerce; Josh Anderson, CEO at Hancock, Hardin, Wyandot & Putnam Community Action Commission.