Senior center seeks state grant for new bus


November 4, 2021

The Wrangell Senior Center wants to buy another bus for moving people around town, adding a four-wheel-drive vehicle to its operation, but it could be 2024 before the bus gets to town.

The senior center already operates two buses, one for people and one for deliveries, but neither is four-wheel-drive, said Solvay Gillen, site manager at the senior center. Buying a four-wheel-drive bus would be helpful in the winter, she said.

“Some of those roads are difficult to access in the wintertime,” Gillen said. “It makes a huge difference.”

The $135,000 bus from Schetky Bus & Van Sales, th...

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