- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 3, 2015

DUBUQUE, Iowa (AP) - Officials with a 24-hour car service in Dubuque for anyone 65 or older say it has given its 50,000th ride.

Cedar Rapids television station KCRG (https://bit.ly/1HRlyHz ) reports DuRide is a local nonprofit that has grown in popularity since it began in 2008, recording nearly 60 rides to its 34 members that year.

Membership has now grown to over 240 people. In 2014, volunteer drivers reported giving more than 11,000 rides.

Executive Director Greg Orwoll says a lot of the group’s members have trouble getting to a bus station and usually need someone to help them walk.

DuRide members pay an annual fee of about $45 per year to use the service and each ride costs about $4.

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Information from: KCRG-TV, https://www.kcrg.com


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