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Bus stop shelters coming
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Bus stop shelters similar to this one will be placed at five bus stops around McMinnville.

Bus stop shelters are in the future for some waiting passengers of Go Upper Cumberland, a bus service offered in McMinnville since 2019.

Five bus stop shelters are being placed at 17 of the current bus stops offered by Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency’s Go Upper Cumberland. Those are destined for Cascade Avenue, Milner Recreation Center, Riverfront Park, East Main Street and East End Avenue.

“We tried to pick locations where there is a high ridership level and areas without a place for riders to wait, if needed,” said Carrie Baker, county coordinator for Go Upper Cumberland. “At places like Walmart and the mall, people have somewhere they can wait for the bus during inclement weather.” 

Shelters will be 5 feet wide by 10 feet long with three enclosed sides, an open front, bench with backrest, and a display board for the bus routes.

“They have been ordered,” said Baker. “We expect the bus shelters to be up by early June.” 

The project is receiving assistance from the city’s Public Works Department. Its employees will be providing labor for placement of the concrete pads.

Bus service is offered six days a week. Transportation cost is $1, or 50 cents for a disabled person or anyone over 60.

Bus route hours are Monday thru Thursday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.