Military Support: From Rides in Tulsa to Care Packages

Posted February 19, 2015 at 5:00am

The Tulsa World reports that “Tulsa Transit and city councilors announced… the expansion of the half-off public transportation discount for disabled veterans to all U.S. military personnel, active or retired.”  

“Debbie Ruggles, assistant general manager of Tulsa Transit, made the announcement during a news conference at the Tulsa Outpatient Clinic, 9322 E. 41st St. City Councilors Jeannie Cue and Karen Gilbert also were on hand to discuss the program’s merits.”  

“The program encompasses fixed routes and nightline buses. Cardholders, for example, would pay 85 cents for the regular bus fare or 75 cents for the one-way/one-bus discounted fare, which is 50 percent off. The reduced fare is offered when the military reduced-fare photo ID is shown to bus operators with fare payment.”  

Meanwhile, in earlier the NBA announced that for the second consecutive year the Charlotte Hornets and Family Dollar partnered “for the Military Care Event on February 4 at Time Warner Cable Arena. This unique community initiative has members of each organization prepare, package and donate more than 10,000 care kits to military troops overseas. Family Dollar will also present a $10,000 donation to Charlotte Bridge Home for their service with local military personnel throughout the Carolinas.”