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DARTS service expands for Farmington


Farmington senior citizens who cannot drive have a new option for getting around to neighboring communities, thanks to a new program offered through DARTS transportation. 

The city of Farmington has had a partnership with DARTS since 2011. The original program, called the Gap Ridership Program, offered senior citizens, age 60 and older, a ride from their home to the nearest transit station, where they could board a bus to reach other locations in Dakota County and the metro area.

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Michelle Leonard
Michelle Leonard started covering the Farmington community in June, 1994. Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the Farmington American Legion Auxiliary Unit 189, and acts as the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 
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