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City of Lancaster Partners with Antelope Valley Transit Authority and Kaiser Permanente to Increase Accessibility to Health Services

Popular Bus Stop Relocated Closer to Kaiser Permanente Facility in Order to Provide Easier Access for Patients

Post Date:08/11/2017

The City of Lancaster and the Antelope Valley Transit Authority recently partnered with Kaiser Permanente in order to relocate a popular bus stop, for the convenience of patients visiting the Kaiser Permanente Antelope Valley Medical Offices located on Avenue L.

“The relocation of a bus stop may seem somewhat insignificant; but it can make a world of difference to all those who utilize our public transportation system, especially those who are ill or experiencing challenges with mobility,” said Mayor R. Rex Parris. “Improving our community’s infrastructure, access to healthcare, and quality of life – even through small scale projects such as this – is extremely important to us. This is why we continually strive to make a positive difference in the lives of our residents in any way possible.”

The bus stop, which was previously located along the curb of Avenue L, outside of the medical campus, is now located directly in front of the building. While initially implemented in response to the needs of those with limited mobility, the new door-side stop makes office visits much easier for everyone taking AVTA transportation to the facility.

“Providing easy access to health care will improve the quality of life here in the Antelope Valley for years to come. This is further proof that listening to our community and collaborating with our partners can broaden our awareness, as well expand our ability to implement changes that will have a substantial impact on the lives of the many riders we serve,” said AVTA Board Chairman Marvin Crist.

The Kaiser Permanente Antelope Valley Medical Offices are an integral part of our community, offering a number of vital services for residents throughout the region, including: chemotherapy, cardiology, oncology, nephrology, neurology, pain management, and physical rehabilitation. 

“This new bus stop located directly in front of our entrance will make it so much easier for patients to visit their doctor,” said Linda Lawson, chief administrative officer for Kaiser Permanente in Antelope Valley. “We are grateful to the City of Lancaster and AVTA for their enthusiastic partnership and support of this much-needed service improvement project.”

The AVTA will also be adjusting the running times along route 50, to better accommodate the newly relocated bus stop, which has gone from street-side to door-side of the Kaiser Permanente Facility. The bus stop will be open for use on August 14. You may visit www.avta.com for bus schedules and rider alerts.

“Everyone deserves a chance to live a healthy life,” concluded Mayor Parris. “Sometimes removing small obstacles can make a substantial difference when helping people establish and maintain a healthy lifestyle.”

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