Public transportation service applies for grant to replace aging buses

Submitted by Osage County Senior Center Director Byron Jordan

Each year the director of the senior center applies for a grant to fund the operation of the Osage County General Public Transportation program. This year the application will not only be requesting operational funding, but funding for a new bus, also. The plan is to replace two old buses, which have been costing a great deal in maintenance fees, with one new bus.

The senior center has also recently completed a Title VI Plan which ensures non-discrimination and access to all county citizens to the program’s transit service. If anyone in Osage County has a comment or complaint about the services provided by this program, they can contact the County Council on Aging at 785-528-4906, or stop by the senior center at 604 Market St., in Osage City, for a copy of previous funding proposals or the new Title VI Plan.


  • Thursday, Oct. 24 – Bus trip to LeRoy 8 a.m.; art and painting class 9 a.m.
  • Friday, Oct. 25 – Bingo 10 a.m.; cribbage 12:15 p.m.
  • Monday, Oct. 28 – Sewing 8 a.m.; armchair exercise 11 a.m.; cribbage 12:15 p.m.; play pitch and eat 5:15 p.m., cards at 5:45 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 29 – Ceramics 9 a.m.; Mexican Train games 1 p.m.
  • Wednesday, Oct. 30 – Sewing 8 a.m.; armchair exercise 11 a.m.; cribbage 12:15 p.m.
  • Thursday, Oct. 31 – Art and painting class 9 a.m.

On Oct. 17, the public transportation bus trip was to Williamsburg, where riders enjoyed barbecue at Guy and Mae’s Tavern. Photos below were provided by trip participant Cary Bowlin. This week’s trip on Oct. 24 is visiting LeRoy; destinations include the Barbie & More Doll Museum, Luther’s Jerky USA, and Arnold’s Greenhouse, with lunch at the Pizza Parlor Restaurant.





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