Sarasota News Leader

05/02/2014

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(Above) The county's bus system has made a change in its service for veterans. Photo courtesy Sarasota County NEWS BRIEFS On Monday, May 5, Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) will move one of the six pick-up points it offers for veterans' trans- portation to Bay Pines Veterans Affairs Healthcare System in Bay Pines and to James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital in Tampa, the county has announced. The pick-up point at the closed Bank of America branch located near the corner of U.S. 301 and 12th Street in Sarasota is being moved to the North Sarasota Library, which is at 2810 Newtown Blvd. in Sarasota, a news release says. Because the bank branch is closed, the release continues, moving the pick-up loca- tion to the library will provide veterans a safer place where they can catch a SCAT bus, according to SCAT officials. The new North Sarasota Library pick-up location joins five others that SCAT offers to those who need to reach Tampa-based veter- ans' services, the release adds: SCAT RELOCATES ONE OF THE PICK-UP POINTS FOR VETERANS' SERVICE

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