Transit to start in-city bus route
November 22, 2013
Beginning Monday, Dec. 2, buses will run through the city of Havre to provide residents and Havre neighbors a safe, warm ride through the city in the upcoming winter months.
North Central Montana Transit will be implementing an in-town route to offer a ride to those unwilling or unable to drive through the town in the upcoming severe winter conditions, said a press release from Jim Lyons of NCMT.
"The route will provide connecting transit for both our local Havreites and for our residents coming from surrounding communities on the NCMT buses," the press release reads. "this in-town route will allow riders to utilize transit during the day to get to various local services, such as shopping, health care, restaurants, grocery stores, etc."
The route will run five days a week, from Monday to Friday, and will cost each rider $1 per ride. The buses are handicap-accessible.
During the summer, the buses already run, taking over 4,000 passengers around the city. This number is mainly comprised of children on their way to and from the Boys & Girls Club of the Hi-Line.
"(NCMT) hopes to generate an equivalent ridership throughout the winter months," the press release reads. "NCMT is happy to serve our residents by providing warm, safe transit this winter season, so check out the bus schedule to see your nearest stop so that you can ride the line."
Donations to the bus line are accepted and advertising space on the buses is for sale. To advertise on one of the buses, call 265-4762.