The Sunset Empire Transportation District Board of Commissioners will hold a joint meeting with the Astoria Senior Center Board from 9 a.m. to noon April 22 at the Senior Center. Refreshments and light foods will be served at noon, with a celebration to honor the new Astoria Senior Center bus. All are welcome.

The meeting will include SETD's monthly board meeting, along with discussion time to review the Coordinated Transportation Plan, which outlines plans for the transportation needs of the public, growth of services and current projects, and common challenges faced by the boards.

Elisabeth Pietila, SETD's mobility coordinator, will give a short presentation about SETD's new program RIDEPAL, which offers education to aging adults and people with disabilities. Training by experienced volunteers are adapted to the individual needs and skills of the rider. RIDEPAL program volunteers teach riders in groups and one-on-one the necessary skills needed to ride the bus independently, safely and effectively.

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