Volunteer drivers get folks where they need to go
April 21, 2022
By John S. McCright – Addison Independent
ADDISON COUNTY — Dave Andrews doesn’t have a regular workweek, but he still likes to get out and see people.
“I’ve been retired quite a while and I really enjoy the contact this gives me with people not part of my normal social circle,” the 77-year-old Middlebury resident said.
“This” is Dial-A-Ride, a service for which he serves as a volunteer driver.
Dial-A-Ride offers a lift to people who need to get places that either aren’t served by typical bus schedules or who need a little more one-on-one care than a bus can provide. Dial-A-Ride depends on volunteer drivers to pick up passengers and give them life-changing access to medical appointments, food shopping and other necessities.
It is managed by Tri-Valley Transit, the bus service that formed from the merger of Middlebury-based Addison County Transit Resources and Randolph-based Stagecoach.