Holy crap! It’s finally happening! According to KTVZ, Bend’s new transit system is starting at the end of the month!
The City of Bend is launching its new transit system at the end of September. After years of planning, the city is making the vision of a public transit service into a reality.
The city’s new Bend Area Transit (BAT) service will begin passenger routes Wednesday, September 27. Riders will ride free during BAT’s inaugural week – September 27 through October 3….
Fares to ride BAT are: $1.00 per trip with multi-ride passes available for purchase. An unlimited day pass is $2.00. Senior/Disabled rates are $.50 per trip with an unlimited day pass for $1.00….
Route maps and schedules are available at City Hall, located at 710 NW Wall Street or the Public Works Building at 575 NE 15th Street.
They have a website here. So far there’s only a couple of PDFs on there.
This is huge. I think I’m heading down to pick up a route map and schedule tomorrow, to check things out. (The first PDF on their site has a small version.) Does anyone have any more information on these? Are they regular buses, or small ones like the Dial-a-Ride bus? Will they have bicycle racks?
Yeah, I’m excited; I can’t believe it’s finally happening!
Update: Bend Area Transit, a few days in