Marion County has locally-operated transportation services available through the county Department on Aging, however, the service has limitations. People under 60 cannot use it.
Transportation service in Marion was available to the general public prior to 2008, but a local committee of senior citizens chose to end the service when requirements for state funding got too cumbersome.
Jackie Volbrecht, a Circles of Marion County volunteer, believes transportation for the general public is “one of our biggest needs.”
People who do not own a car are in a bad spot, and those who own an inoperable car but still have the expense are even worse off, Volbrecht said.
(Read more: Marion County RECORD)