The Red River Council on Aging has received a new mini-van to add to its transportation fleet. It is a brand new Dodge and it is handicap accessible. The van will be used in the transportation program operated by the Council on Aging.
Transportation is available to all residents of the parish. Call the council at 932-5721 to arrange a ride. Rides will be furnished weekdays with the exception of major holidays. Round trip fare inside Coushatta is $4 and outside the city limits $6.
Council Director Liz Cannon said the van was funded in part by a grant from the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development. The council spent $5,000 of local money as a match on the van. The driver will be Peggy Evans.
The council now has two full sized vans in its fleet that are used for backup. Cannon said only one is needed so the other one will be sold.