Newest Fixed Route Schedule is Up and Running
Tri-City Roadrunner is the third fixed route public transit schedule in the state of Nebraska following Omaha and Lincoln. Service in the Panhandle began January 10 to destinations including Scottsbluff, Gering, and Terrytown.
“Today is what we in the transit world say ‘Go Live’ which means after all of the planning, the financial support and all the partnership, we finally rolled our buses out of the garage today at 6:30 this morning and today was the day, we were able to kick off the service for this community which is incredible,” said Corinne Donahue, Senior Project Manager.
The four 12-passenger buses serve over 130 bus stops from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The cost to ride is $2, but if you are an active student at Western Nebraska Community College, you can ride for free. They also have daily passes available for $5 and a monthly pass for $45.
“There are schedules around town like Walmart, Target, and all major places,” explained Shari Hinze, Scotts Bluff County Public Transit Manager. “You can get a hold of a schedule and that will show you where your closest bus stop is to you. You just go to the bus stop, look at the times on the schedules, be at that bus stop and we will get you.”
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held in Gering the morning of January 10 to celebrate the kickoff of the new service. Below is some of the local media coverage from the event: