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Miles of Smiles: Summit Receives New Senior Programs Van from Union County; Vehicle Named After Iconic Summit Resident MacMahon

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SUMMIT, NJ - A new 15-passenger van, presented to Summit through the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholder's 'Seniors in Motion' initiative, is now home in the Hilltop City. Summit Mayor Nora Radest accepted the van for the city in a brief ceremony held at the Union County Public Works facility.

The city will be responsible for vehicle maintenance and insurance, and for securing qualified drivers.

In the fall of 2016, Summit Common Council voted unanimously to honor the memory of Miles MacMahon, iconic Summit resident and former president of the Summit Senior Connections bus service by naming the new van the 'Miles MacMahon Van'. MacMahon passed away in March of 2016 at the age of 89. 

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In addition to the new 'Miles MacMahon Van' service, Summit will continue to offer essential transportation services with its Senior Connections mini bus. Union County paratransit also provides transport for Union County residents that use wheelchairs and walkers.

“We thank Union County for its generous support of our community through this grant and for recognizing the need for additional transportation options for seniors and disabled citizens,” explains Summit Mayor Nora Radest. “The new van is equipped with low-step access to ensure safe and easy entrance and exit of the vehicle when we transport program participants to and from activities.”

For more information on transportation options for seniors and disabled citizens, visit http://summitcommunityprograms.com or call 908-273-2932.

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