MILTON — People throughout Santa Rosa County have a new transportation option to and from the Arc of the Emerald Coast's adult day training services for the disabled.

The Arc of the Emerald Coast announced two new vans have entered its fleet, which will provide shuttle services to and from the Milton Arc at 6225 Dixie Road, according to a press release from the Arc. The shuttle will be for individuals who are actively participating in the Arc's adult day training.

A $107,700 grant award from the Pensacola Bay Area IMPACT 100 paid for the vans, which are outfitted with wheelchair lifts.

“A lot of hard work has gone into bringing these vehicles from a dream to a reality,” said Donna Tashik, community development director for the Arc of the Emerald Coast. “They open new horizons for individuals who otherwise would not be able to participate in our adult day training program from the southern end and more rural parts of Santa Rosa County.”

The adult day training and transportation services are available to Arc clients throughout Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton counties, the release said.

“One of the most isolating and frustrating impediments that we work to overcome for individuals with disabilities and their families comes from a lack of viable transportation,” Tashik said. “Now we have a great way to help overcome this obstacle.”

Anyone interested in learning more about the adult day training services may call (850) 623-9320.