KIM’S KORNER AUGUST 2019
ShelbyGo What can I say about ShelbyGo. ShelbyGo is on my mind at this point today because we are getting two new vans. We are in the middle of getting license and getting all the stickers on the outside of them so that everyone in Shelby County knows that they are ShelbyGo vans. We are excited to be able to provide this service to Shelby County Residents. We were able to get the new vans with the help of INDOT and a matching grant through the Racino Grant from Blue River Community Foundation in 2018. It takes quite a while to get the vans approved, ordered and delivered. We are grateful for so many people who help with funding. ShelbyGo is provided by Shelby Senior Services with support from the Shelby County Commissioners, City of Shelbyville/City Council, Blue River Foundation, SCUFFY, INDOT, CICOA, MHP and The Federal Transit Administration. When talking to people in the community they say that they have seen the buses around town but don’t really know what they are doing. I get asked questions all the time.
1st Question: What is ShelbyGo? ShelbyGo is the public transportation system in Shelby County.
2nd Question: Who can ride ShelbyGo? Anyone can ride ShelbyGo! Children are allowed to ride with their caregiver and the appropriate car seat or booster seat.
3rd Question: How much does it cost to ride ShelbyGo? Children to age 59 pay $2 each ride on “Loop” bus and $4 each way for “Door to Door” service. Seniors 60+ are asked for a donation for riding either the “Loop” or “Door to Door” bus. CICOA who provides us with grant money for ShelbyGo wants to make sure that we offer seniors the opportunity to ride for a donation. There are locked donation boxes in the busses for seniors to put their donations in. We do not know how much each senior gives as a donation unless they pay with a check. This is a needed service that we are happy to provide.
4th Question: What is to “Loop” bus? The “Loop” bus is a fixed route that goes to the senior apartmentsin Shelbyville, Walmart, and Kroger. The bus picks up/drops off at each stop the same time every hour from 8am till 3:59pm. There is no reservation needed to ride the “Loop” bus.
5th Question: What is the “Door to Door” Service? The driver will pick riders up at their door and take them to scheduled appointments such as Dr’s appointments at MHP or other Dr’s, hair appointments, etc. We ask that you call at least a week ahead of time to make appointment.
So hopefully you continue to see ShelbyGo vehicles on the roads of Shelby County please just be mindful of them and keep everyone safe. If you have questions or need to make a reservation for ShelbyGo please feel free to stop in at 1504 S Harrison St, Shelbyville or call 317-398-7614 or 317-398-0127.