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On the Coast: Fighting the Good Transit Fight

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91-year-old Bob Melvin fought for a change in the way Ocean City's elderly and disabled residents got around the region.
Bryan Russo
91-year-old Bob Melvin fought for a change in the way Ocean City's elderly and disabled residents got around the region.

Bob Melvin, 91, fought Ocean City and Worcester County for nearly two years to get door-to-door public transportation for elderly and handicapped residents. Prior to that, residents often spent hours switching buses as they tried to get to doctor's visits and other critical appointments. Coastal reporter Bryan Russo shares Melvin's story with host Rebecca Sheir.

[Music: "Sea of Love" by Tom Waits from Brawlers / "I Get Around" by A Bluegrass Tribute from Pickin' on the Beach Boys]

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