“We won our battle to keep the VA shuttle bus,” he said. “But the service must now be booked in advance.”
The shuttle bus will still transport veterans from the satellite health care center in New City to other VA facilities in Montrose, Castle Point or the Bronx.
Veterans must call the Rockland VA center at 845-634-8995 during regular business hours to book a ride.
The county executive, along with Jerry Donnellan, director of the Rockland Veteran’s Agency went to a meeting at the VA in Castle Point in January to protest plans to eliminate the shuttle service.
The VA reversed its decision. As a result, the shuttle remains available by reservation.