Philadelphians will be able to drive to work, schools and other places without having to deal with a traffic jam if the state government makes its first big push to provide roadside assistance.
The Roadside Assistance Act was passed last year and is the culmination of a three-year campaign by the state to create an infrastructure for people who need help getting around in winter.
Roadside assistance will be free and available from January 1.
This is a pilot project that’s going to help some people, including the elderly and people with disabilities.
But the state will need to make the first $100 million in the next two years, and there are some concerns about whether it will work, especially if people need help in the middle of winter.
We need to find out if this is a reliable, cost-effective tool to get people across town, and that’s where roadside assistance comes in.
If you can’t afford it, don’t drive, but if you can, it’s still an option, Mr Abbott said.
It is not as simple as saying, ‘I have a car and I’m going to be able drive myself across town,’ Mr Abbott explained.
People need to know that this is available to them, he said.
If you’re unable to drive and need to go to a doctor, they will be in touch with your GP or nurse to get you out of your car and to get help.
“If you don’t have a plan, or you don�t have a way to pay for it, you can go to the doctor, nurse or GP to get this done.
They can then go to you and arrange for you to go,” Mr Abbott told a media conference at the state capitol.
I want people to understand, this is an emergency and this is the government trying to save lives.
It is not something you can drive through and not get involved in.
The Commonwealth Government has allocated $60 million to develop the road network.
Some roads will have more capacity, while others will have less.
The National Disability Insurance Scheme is a separate funding scheme that provides support for people with specific disabilities to work and live independently.
However, it has not been a success for many, and the Government will have to ramp up its efforts to meet the needs of the growing number of people with the condition.
We’re hoping to get about 100,000 people enrolled, and we need to have them enrolled in January, Mr Morrison said.
“We’ll have more than 100,00 people, but it’s not going to get better until we get over 100,100 people enrolled.”
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