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Accessible Public Transport

DEPARTMENT ON AGING & TRANSPORTATION

201 N. Jennings Ave. • 1st Floor • Anthony, KS 67003

P.O. Box 462 • Anthony, KS 67003

(620) 842-5104

Office Staff

Director

Jennifer Wolff

Driver

Tonya Hummer

Driver

Keith Porter

Driver

Wren Robinson

Other Locations & Staff

Harper Senior Center 

821 Central Street

Harper, KS 67058  620-896-2063

Attica Senior Center

Shannon Swindle

117 N Main Street

Attica, KS 67009  620-254-7371

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ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY

The Harper County Department on Aging originally began as the Harper County Council on Aging, Inc. in 1979. The Council on Aging, Inc. offered some of the first aging programs in Harper County.

In 1985 the board of the Harper County Council on Aging, Inc. voted to put services for the elderly & disabled under the regulation of the Harper County government. The Harper County Council on Aging, Inc. officially became the Harper County Department on Aging on January 1, 1986.

The Harper County Department on Aging is the administrator for services for the elderly and the Public Transportation Services program for Harper County.

ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

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Providing Aid to the Elderly

The Harper County Department on Aging information and assistance program provides information, assistance, and follow-up for the elderly and disabled of Harper County. Our goal is to equip, inform & assist Harper County seniors (60+) to be confident they are cared for a they age at home in their community.

The Harper County Department on Aging Office serves as the single point of entry for all persons who request Information and Assistance services.

Requests for information and assistance services can be made by contacting the Harper County Department on Aging Office by telephone, email, personal visits, written communications, or from other agency referral.

Programs & Services

Clients can receive information and assistance with the application process for many different programs or services included but not limited to:

NUTRITION PROGRAMS

Senior Meals

Senior meals programs are designed to provide a nutritionally balanced meals for the elderly citizens. It is the goal of the senior meals program to promote better health, reduce isolation and loneliness. and to promote companionship to senior citizens.

Funding for Senior Meals

The funding for the two local senior meals program is provided by the Older Americans Act Title IIIC2, Harper County tax funds, participant contributions, and USDA subsidies. An expected contribution for meals received is requested from all program participants age 60 or over and their spouse. Persons who are not age 60 are welcome to attend but are charged the full costs of the meal when attending. Expected contribution and full cost of the meal rates are posted at each Senior Center.

Locations

Senior meals are provided at the following locations:

Attica Senior Center

117 N Main Street
Attica, KS 67009
620-254-7371

Harper Senior Center

821 Central Street
Harper, KS 67058
620-896-2063

A congregate and home delivered meals program is offered at both locations. Meals are prepared in each local community and are served Monday through Friday. Volunteers deliver meals to the frail and disabled in each community.

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

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Fee Schedule

In-city local round trip

$4 per passenger

Out-of-county round trip

$20 per passenger

In-county (or across the county) round trip

$7 per passenger

Ride Cards

The system also has a ride card program. The ride cards are $25 with a $31 value. ($1 punches) Payment accepted: Cash, Check or Credit Card.

About the Service

The Harper County Public Transportation Services program fleet has three wheelchair lift & restraint system equipped vehicles and Ford Transit 9 passenger van. Larger vehicles can accommodate up to 12 passengers.

Public transportation is provided to the elderly, disabled, and general public (under age 60) passenger. Equal access is provided to all persons who request public transportation services. Service is first come, first served.

Transportation is available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Service is not available on weekends or county holidays. Advance ride reservations are requested. A weekly transit schedule is published in local papers but the schedule can vary and demand response (current day notice) is accepted. Service is provided In-City (local), In-County (or across county), and Out of County <70 miles. 

Curb to curb service is provided or the passenger can choose to meet our vehicle at a designated location. Drivers can break the threshold of the door when picking passengers up but riders are expected to be ready when transit arrives. Riders should plan to bring a helper if they cannot navigate shopping or errands independently. View our full "Passenger Policy"  here.

About Our Drivers

Harper County public Transportation Services drivers are required to attend annual training and are certified in first aid and CPR. Safety of all passengers is a high priority. The system also has written driver and passenger policies.

Regulation

Harper County Public Transportation Services is a member of the Mid Kansas Transit District (Coordinated Transit District #9) and the Kansas Public Transit Association. The public transportation services program is regulated by Kansas Department on Transportation with technical support from the Federal Transit Administration.

Harper County public Transportation Services is a local coordinating partner with other transit providers in the south central Kansas area.

Funding & Administration

The public transportation services program in Harper County, Kansas is funded by U.S.C. 49-5311 operating and capitol grants, Harper County tax funds, passengers fees, and the State of Kansas Comprehensive Transportation Plan. Harper County Department on Aging administers the public Transportation Services program for Harper County, Kansas. The contact telephone number for the Harper County Public Transportation Service is 620-842-5104.

TITLE VI INFORMATION

Notifying the Public of Rights Under Title VI
Harper County Department on Aging

Complaint form

Harper County Department on Aging operates it programs and services without regards to race, color, and national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. Any person who believes she or he has been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under the Title VI may file a complaint with the Harper County Department on Aging.

For more information on the Harper County Department on Aging's civil rights program, and the procedures to file a complaint:

Call: 620-842-5104

Email the Department on Aging
or visit our administrative office at:
201 North Jennings
Anthony, KS 67003

A complainant may file a complaint directly with the Federal Transit Administration by filing a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights, Attention: Title VI Program.

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