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Private late night shuttle launched to transport Woonsocket workers

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The Valley Breeze reports on the Family Resources Community Action plan to run an “after hours” shuttle in the Woonsocket area beginning April 1st.

It aims to provide transportation to employees working second or third shifts at local businesses or organizations on its route.

“We’re really addressing the barrier here, helping people get to and from work,” FRCA Development Director Tracey Abrams said. “At a time like this when the economy is making things hard for the city, this will provide a much needed service.”

FRCA’s data shows that of 164 residents who completed surveys in 2009, 52 percent reported a need for transportation for access to second and third shift jobs. Additionally, the U.S. Census in 2000 showed 17.3 percent of Woonsocket residents did not own vehicles, which was higher than the state average of 10.9 percent.

Read the full story at The Valley Breeze.

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