The Regional Transportation Commission is looking for ways to make its buses more efficient. And that's causing concern for Care Chest, which could lose a bus stop that serves about 25% of its clients.
"Most of the clientele we deal with have some health related issues whether it's mobility, respiratory and the list goes on from there," says Bryan Barnard.
Care Chest has a bus stop in front of its facility on North Virginia Street in the North Valleys area of Reno.
When the RTC looked at streamlining routes, a proposal was made to eliminate that stop on bus route 17.
The route was supposed to change sometime in July - and that could affect 5 to 10 clients a day at Care Chest.
Care Chest has provided medical equipment to low income people in Reno for 20 years.
Officials with the agency took their concerns to the RTC Board Meeting last Friday.
The board listened and has put the proposed route change on hold for now.
"We're going to come up with some options and more public outreach and bring back ideas to our board," says Roger Hanson.
There's no word on when the board will make a final decision. But Care Chest is confident the agency will work with them to find a solution.