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Routes to include popular shopping stops in Bend and Redmond, with pick-up on Madras and Warm Springs

Veteran's Services is beginning a weekly free transport available one day a week on Wednesdays. The transport will travel from Warm Springs to Madras, and from Madras to Redmond and Bend.

The service is intended to help veterans travel across Central Oregon for shopping and special events. Specific timelines are still in development, but they plan on offering 4 to 6 hour trips. They plan to travel to Walmart, Costco and allow additions with prior approval. They will be using community centers as central pick-up and return locations. They will operate the shuttle from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The shuttle will follow strict COVID and masking guidelines, as well as requiting veterans IDs. You can contact 541-408-4147 for more information or comments. They will be accepting donations for fuel and vehicle maintence.

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