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UVM Health Network-CVMC and GMT Continue Partnership to Provide Important Transportation Services to Washington County Residents

PRESS RELEASE | For Immediate Release
UVM Health Network-CVMC and GMT Continue Partnership to Provide Important Transportation Services to Washington County Residents

Vermont | July 15, 2016 – UVM Central Vermont Medical Center (CVMC) and Green Mountain
Transit (GMT) have agreed to continue providing valuable transportation service to residents in
Washington County. The 6 month contract extension allows GMT to continue the CVMC Health
Shuttle service through February 10, 2017. The Shuttle runs 6 hours per day, Monday through
Friday, from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Passengers are required to call 24 hours in advance to
schedule trips.

This service is open to the general public and serves the greater Barre City and Barre town
areas including Graniteville, East Barre, South Barre, and Websterville, as well as Williamstown
and Montpelier. Additional service to the Health and Wellness Clinic in Barre was added at
CVMC’s request.

This is a free shuttle thanks to the generosity of CVMC who has agreed to pay 100% of the
cost.

“Whenever we conduct a community needs assessment, transportation is one of the top
concerns. If we can partner with an organization like GMT, which has the infrastructure we
need, we can help fill this gap,” said Dave Turner, UVM Health Network – CVMC Vice President
of Physician Services. “If there are barriers, we want to remove them for patients. We really
want to be able to provide for the whole person and all of their health needs.”

“GMT is grateful to CVMC for giving our organization the ability to continue this service.
Nationwide funding public transportation has become increasingly more challenging. This
partnership with UVM Health Network – CVMC epitomizes the types of relationships GMT is
actively pursuing in the communities we serve. Without CVMC’s generosity, this vital service
would not be possible.” Karen Walton, General Manager, GMT.

GMT: The mission of GMT is to promote and operate safe, convenient, accessible, innovative
and sustainable public transportation services in the northwest and central Vermont regions
that reduces congestion and pollution, encourage transit oriented development and enhance
the quality of life for all.

Check us out on our websites at cctaride.org and gmtaride.org or by visiting us on social
media: www.facebook.com/GMTride, Twitter at: @GMT_ride and Instagram at: gmt_ride.

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