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City bus routes now a reality
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It’s time to catch the bus.

Two UCHRA buses are running set bus routes in the city six days a week.

The price for bus fare is $1 per trip. It’s half price for disabled residents and seniors over age 60.

“Once people see we have these routes and notice that a bus passes by their house at the same time every day, I think people are really going to utilize this service,” said McMinnville Mayor Ben Newman.

Added County Executive Jimmy Haley, “It’s really going to be valuable because we have so many low-income residents who would be homebound without UCARTS.”

An existing UCARTS program allows local residents to call and obtain a ride, but that call must be made 24 hours in advance.

The new bus routes are different because there are two buses which run at established times. There will be bus stops stationed around the city where people can wait for the bus to arrive, or they can hail the bus as it’s driving down the road.

For regular bus riders, a one-day pass can be purchased for $3 that provides unlimited rides during that day. A monthly pass can be purchased for $25 that offers 30 rides.

For more information, call 473-6652.