Thursday, November 24, 2011

Bonner County, Idaho - free buses

Changes ahead for PCDC, city - Bonner County Daily Bee: Local News: ponderay, bonner county, ponderay community development corporation, selkirks-pend oreille transit, pend d'oreille bay trail: "Kunzeman also shared her strong support for the Selkirks-Pend Oreille Transit buses. The free public transportation system, which peaked at around 1,000 riders a week during the summer, dipped in ridership slightly after kids returned to school. However, it recovered quickly to a stable ridership of 800 per week.
The bus system’s success has prompted community organizations to embrace it with continued support. Ponderay Rotary Club members announced at the meeting that they are investigating grants and fundraising means to establish shelters at the bus stops. Kunzemen also said system officials would like to decrease the time between buses from an hour to a half-hour if possible."

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Monday, November 14, 2011

Streamline [free] bus service celebrates 1 millionth rider - The Bozeman Daily Chronicle: News

Streamline bus service celebrates 1 millionth rider - The Bozeman Daily Chronicle: News: "Roberta Stevens stepped off a yellow Streamline bus Friday morning, as she often has in the past half decade.
But this time, a crowd was awaiting her with a bouquet of flowers and a basket of gifts.
Stevens, 80, was Streamline’s millionth rider—a benchmark in the program’s more than five years of service.
“The Streamline has been a lifesaver for me and I’d be heartbroken (without it),” Stevens said."

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Gettysburg buses free - Evening Sun

In this 2010 photo, Judy Spoonemore, from Atlanta, Ga., rides the Freedom Transit trolley on Monday afternoon in downtown Gettysburg.
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Gettysburg buses free - Evening Sun: ""Is this aimed to increase ridership? Obviously. We hope that happens," Farr said. "But what we're also trying to do is increase the transit element in the community. Here's a great opportunity for local businesses to see a significant increase in foot traffic."

Farr hopes a free bus system in Gettysburg will encourage visitors to shop downtown."

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