American Legion acquires dial-a-ride bus
The Edwin H. Ewing American Legion Post 76 in Ludington on March 26 bought a dial-a-ride shuttle bus from the Ludington Mass Transit Authority (LMTA) for $1.
For a few years, the Legion had been talking about purchasing a vehicle to transport veterans, according to Sergeant in Arms Larry Rogner from the American Legion Post 76.
“The executive board (of the Legion) gave us the go ahead,” Rogner said, adding that even with the cost of purchasing insurance, a license plate and registration for the vehicle, it was a great deal.
The bus will be used to transport veterans and the post’s honor guard to military funerals so they can all ride together, Rogner said.
Since the Legion is a 501c3 nonprofit, the LMTA was allowed to sell the bus to the post for the price of $1, said Dick Collins, LMTA executive director.
“I felt it was a fitting place for it to go,” Collins said. “I know the bus is going to go for a good purpose.”
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