Western Piedmont Council of Governments

Programmatic funds to increase access to care for low-income individuals by developing a fixed bus route in Burke County. The proposed route will link Morganton, Valdese, and Rutherford College, as well as Carolinas HealthCare Blue Ridge-Morganton and Carolinas HealthCare Blue Ridge-Valdese. The bus route will help reduce the number of missed medical appointments while also providing reliable transportation to many major employers, a variety of educational facilities, and several full-service grocery stores. Funds will help finance the final portion of bus line operations.

Organization URL www.wpcog.org
Category Health Improvement in North Carolina ⟩ Healthy Places NC
Date May 2018
Amount $264,000
Length 2 years
Impact Counties Burke
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