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Thursday, January 18 2018 @ 10:37 AM AKST

Big Lake Community Council Awards Grant to Valley Mover for Service to Big Lake

Community by Jennifer Tew, Valley Mover

We are thrilled that the Big Lake Community Council has awarded us a grant to expand our service area all the way to the East Lake Mall. Right now, we only have enough funding to go there on two trips a day, Monday-Friday but, we are working hard trying to sell advertising at a discounted rate to try to raise enough funds to get 4 trips a day, Monday-Friday. Advertising is one full year for $3,500 on the passenger or driver side and $3,000 for the rear, sign included.

Valley Mover has been operating for over 5 years. We are a non-profit. We give 15 round trips into Anchorage and one into Eagle River, giving nearly 500 rides every day. Our buses have 39 seats, are wheelchair accessible, and all our buses are equipped with bike racks. We stop at Mile 53 (across from Gorilla Fireworks), the Valley Mover Park and Ride at Mile 50 of the Parks Highway (across from the Silver Fox), Target, Trunk Road Park & Ride, the Eagle River UAA Campus, VA Clinic in Anchorage, downtown transit center in Anchorage, and the Anchorage Museum.

Our fare is $7 one way, $10 for a day pass, $120 for a month pass. UAA students & staff ride for free when showing their Wolfcard, ConocoPhillips employees ride for free when showing their badge, VA employees ride for free when showing their badge, and Veterans ride for free when showing a valid ID.

We have many great community partnerships including the VA, Mat Su Borough School District, United Way, University of Alaska Anchorage, ConocoPhillips, Job Corps, and now the Big Lake Community Council.

Be sure to check out our website at www.valleymover.org Our schedule is posted on our home page www.valleymover.org. We will start beginning January 4th.

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Big Lake Community Council Awards Grant to Valley Mover for Service to Big Lake
Authored by: Anna on Thursday, November 26 2015 @ 05:07 PM AKST
Great news! This is sorely needed in our Community!
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Big Lake Community Council Awards Grant to Valley Mover for Service to Big Lake
Authored by: A Big Lake Resident on Saturday, January 02 2016 @ 01:01 PM AKST
I agree. I'd really like to ride the bus into Anchorage, it'd be like a vacation. Please support this.
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