The Delaware Transit Corporation and Delaware Commission for Veteran Affairs Co-Sponsor Veterans Transportation Forum
The Delaware Transit Corporation (DTC) and Delaware Commission for Veteran Affairs (DCVA) are co-sponsoring a Veterans Transportation Forum on September 30 from 10 AM to 2 PM at the American Legion Post #28 in Millsboro, Delaware. The goal of the forum is to review existing transportation services and discuss ideas for possible enhancements or supplements to existing services that may serve the needs of veterans.
Gary “Mo” Morris, a 24-year employee of DTC and 27-year veteran of the Air Force will emcee MC the event, and says that many veterans in Delaware express a need for access to transportation related to the care of military-related medical issues.
DTC Chief Executive Officer, John Sisson wants to see what possibilities are available for veterans, particularly in rural Delaware. One of the transportation issues facing veterans is a need to get from the rural parts of Delaware to the VA Medical Center in Wilmington, and two Community-Based Outpatient Clinics known as CBOCs in Kent and Sussex Counties.
According to Mr. Morris, the Disabled American Veterans organization has been very aware of this problem. Through a partnership with the Ford Motor Co., they were able to provide hundreds of thousands of trips across the nation to VA facilities, for no charge. Numerous volunteer organizations such as the American Legion and VFW have also picked up this task; however, as members grow older, fewer volunteers are available to make these trips.
For more information about the upcoming forum, please contact Gary Morris at (302) 760-2801.