Ed Day, Rockland County Executive
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 15, 2017
Contact: Jane Lerner, Director of Strategic Communications
Office of the County Executive (845) 638-5645
Rockland Veterans Reminded to Make Reservation for VA Shuttle
NEW CITY, NY – Rockland County Executive Ed Day would like to remind veterans that they must now make a reservation for transportation from the clinic in New City to other VA facilities for medical care.
"We won our battle to keep the VA shuttle bus," he said. "But the service must now be booked in advance."
The shuttle bus will still transport veterans from the satellite health care center in New City to other VA facilities in Montrose, Castle Point or the Bronx.
Veterans must call the Rockland VA center at 845-634-8995 during regular business hours to book a ride.
The County Executive, along with Jerry Donnellan, director of the Rockland Veteran's Agency went to a meeting at the VA in Castle Point in January to protest plans to eliminate the shuttle service.
The VA reversed its decision. As a result, the shuttle remains available by reservation.