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City Proposes Changes to Bus Routes

The Amarillo transit system wants to make major changes, changes that will affect your daily commute.

The state cut Amarillo's transit funds in half and now the transit department is making major changes to the city bus system.

"What we had to do was reduce the amount of fixed route busses that serve the city. So instead of 12 fixed route buses we're going to have to operate with 10 fixed route busses." said Judy Phelps, Amarillo's Transit General Manager

That means longer walks to bus stops and longer rides on the bus.

Some other changes include an additional Specs-tran van to help disabled passengers get around. Along with combining route 1 and 8 which will eliminate services to the North Hughes area.

Many commuters are not happy about it.

"I depend on it quite a bit. I'm disabled and I can't drive.....changes I don't appreciate them that they're gonna cut down two buses and make the routes longer for us to wait."

"That puts me in a predicament because I depend on them to take me where I want to go."

A public hearing will be held on September 18, 2007 at 3:00pm. Anyone concerned is encouraged to go.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007 at 3:00p.m.
Amarillo City Commission Chambers, 3rd Floor
509 East 7th Street

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