City manager: Volunteers, transit study may improve Havasu Mobility

October 1, 2018

Lake Havasu City seniors won’t see a change in Havasu Mobility services, but a 12-month transit survey could potentially change for the better.

Fears that the service would be scaled back or discontinued were dismissed by Lake Havasu City Manager Jess Knudson.

“Havasu Mobility will keep the same schedule as it has in the past,” Knudson said. “But that schedule could depend on the availability of volunteers. The program would have to be scaled back if there were a lack of volunteers, however.”

Havasu Mobility is a transportation program offered 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., five days per week for seniors, people with disabilities, military veterans and low-income Havasu residents. The service offers rides to medical appointments, pharmacies, social service agencies, grocery stores and Havasu’s consolidated courthouse.

According to Knudson, Lake Havasu City is within 60 days of beginning a 12-month transit survey to improve public transit for those who need it. “We’re going to reach out to the community and see what people like, what they don’t like, and what people want in their transit system,” Knudson said. “People will be able to tell us if they think there’s not enough transportation, too much transportation, or if they’re satisfied with Havasu Mobility.”

The city will hire a consultant to orchestrate its transit survey, Knudson said.

Havasu residents who would like to volunteer as drivers for Havasu Mobility can contact the program at 928-453-7600.

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