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Written by Holyoke Enterprise   

Robert Gunnon, chairman of the board for the Jack Petteys Foundation and Judith Gunnon, Trust Relations Office, have announced that Jack Petteys Memorial Foundation and Joslin-Needham Family Foundation have each contributed $5,750 for the purchase of a vehicle and radio equipment for County Express.

“We note the outstanding job the County Express does in providing transportation for those who do not have access to it. This transportation is especially helpful for the moving of patients to Medical Centers in Greeley and Sterling.”

“We would like to be a part of this program; and are enclosing checks from the Jack Petteys Memorial Foundation and the Joslin-Needham Family Foundation for $5,750 each as local matching grants.”

Friday, Dec. 17, Executive Director Larry Worth distributed the operations report to the Non-Emergent Medical Transportation Advisory Committee. The operations report for County Express notes that from January to November, County Express has provided a total of 103,913 trips for the residents of Northeastern Colorado.

In addition to the number of trips provided by County Express on the demand response system, from January to November, there were 22,864 trips provided on the deviated fixed route in Sterling, and 18,446 trips were provided on the deviated fixed route in Fort Morgan. Ridership for County Express is projected to exceed 140,000 trips by Dec. 31. Of the total number of trips projected for 2010, approximately 25,235 or 18.2 percent of all trips will be for non-emergent medical transportation.

Worth continued, “We are pleased the Jack Petteys Memorial Foundation and the Joslin-Needham Family Foundation will partner with County Express to assist with non-emergent medical transportation for clients who are unable to drive to medical appointments.”