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Delegate Mullin and Senator Mason Applaud Improved Bus Access to Lackey Free Clinic
Richmond, Virginia. Delegate Mike Mullin (D-93) and State Senator Monty Mason (D-01) today applauded Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) and Williamsburg Area Transit Authority’s (WATA) plan to coordinate public transportation access to the Lackey Free Clinic for the upper Peninsula. WATA has won a federal grant for a three-year Monday through Saturday pilot route on an hourly service schedule.
Lackey Free Clinic treats more than 1,200 patients each year and provides state-of-the-art healthcare through a strong network of volunteer doctors, nurses, dentists. Some patients walk miles from the nearest bus stop.
Senator Mason said he is thankful that it won’t be such an ordeal for patients to get to Lackey, especially when they are ill. “Many Lackey Free Clinic patients come to the Clinic on the bus,” Senator Mason said. “This route will improve access and allow people to get the health care they need.”
Delegate Mullin agrees that the improved service is critical. “Great healthcare doesn’t help people if they can’t get to it,” he said. “This is a wonderful example of communities and government working together to find solutions for the Peninsula.”