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Beaver Buggy Transport

Beaver Creek Transit, (the Beaver Buggy), celebrated its third anni­ver­sary on January 3, 2014. Three years of bringing free (dona­tions appreciated) transpor­tation to sen­iors and those of all ages with disa­bilities.  Thanks to all of the volun­teers and the LMPOA and BC Adult Center spon­sorship, the years have passed quickly. Now BCT is ready to move forward with phase 2, a link to the new Yavapai Apache Transit (YAT) which is linking to Cottonwood Area Transit (CAT). The new route created by the Nation connects much of the Verde Valley with a twice daily bus run. Fares are $1.25 or $3.00 for a one day pass.

Diana Bonnaha, YAT Director, hopes to start the service on April 14. When it is available, the BC Buggy will drop off and pick up riders in Camp Verde at the YAT bus stops. For these trips BCT will accept riders of all ages who are old enough not to require a car seat. The trips must be scheduled in advance by calling 592-2839 and ID is required for boarding. Passengers will be dropped at one of the Camp Verde stops in the 8:45 to 9:15 AM time slot and pick up in Camp Verde in the 3:30 to 3:50 PM time range. The YAT bus stops at Wal-Mart, Safeway, Cottonwood Library, and the VV Medical Center. Riders may transfer to CAT routes to go elsewhere.

Please extend your appreciation to Diana, Sonny Jackson, YAN Public Works Director, Robert Mills, YAN Grant Writer, and the Y-A Nation for sharing these opportunities with Beaver Creek residents. Also thank you to the BC Buggy’s current volunteer drivers who will get residents to the CV stops: Tony Testa, Nancy Rowland, Nancy Phillips, Ron Melcher, Margaret Holt, Dorcas Gerace, Rick Ayars, Janet Aniol. We could always use more drivers. Please call if you’re interested.