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Seniors get second bus


Seniors will soon find out if two is better than one.

Friday, seniors received their second 14-passenger bus from People to People, a 2005 version, which will help serve the needs of local seniors.

The Grand Coulee Dam Senior Center recently received their first bus, gifted from the People to People program.

Already, seniors, once a month for $15, can catch the bus to Spokane for medical or shopping needs.

Now a second bus will help seniors plan a variety of extra services as well as have a backup bus in case one goes down.

The seniors are now hoping to find a way to get the city of Grand Coulee to alter its zoning regulations to allow them to build a bus barn across the street from the Senior Center on property they own.

Seniors appeared recently before the city council asking that they be allowed to build a pole building to put buses under cover. Zoning regulations require that in order to put up a building they must have their business adjacent to the site.

Seniors are still waiting to see if the city will move on the issue.

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