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Eligibility criteria to be developed for Lethbridge’s Access-A-Ride programs

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Lethbridge City Council has approved asking staff to develop eligibility criteria for Access-A-Ride programs.

Early this week, Councillors received a presentation from Lethbridge Transit.

The aim is to improve the clarity and defensibility of who is eligible to use the service and to target Access-A-Ride for those people who truly need assistance.

Transit Operations Manager, Scott Grieco says contracting an occupational therapist, who would determine eligibility through an assessment process and with a clearly defined tier system, would enable the service to operate more effectively for those who require it.

Eligibility criteria was recommended through both the City of Lethbridge Transit Master Plan and the recent city-wide KPMG review.

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of New Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

On a personal note, Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and funeral assistant since 2016.

Pat is engaged to Tarah and he has two kids and two step-children.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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