Columbia Transit on Emergency Schedule

7 years 4 months 18 hours ago Thursday, January 20 2011 Jan 20, 2011 Thursday, January 20, 2011 6:12:03 PM CST January 20, 2011 in News
COLUMBIA - Columbia Transit buses are running an emergency weather schedule Thursday, as the city continues to clean up after another major snow fall.

A pizza delivery truck rear-ended a Columbia Transit bus this afternoon, no one was injured.

Several buses have been stuck, and drivers say they are still unable to drive on certain roads.

Transit officials say they trekked out on to the roads around 4 a.m. Thursday to survey the roads. They also planned for the snow storm in advance of Thursday.

"We're thinking about them a lot in advance, you know we pay attention to those forecasts, we pretty much have all hands on deck for something like this, said Drew Brooks, Columbia transit supervisor.  "You know we do change the schedule, we try not to change the routes as much as possible."

Officials are waiting to see if roads clear more until they decide to go back to a normal transit schedule.

During the day Thursday, departures from Wabasha Station in Columbia operated every hour instead of every 40 minutes.

"Weather is just part of the business and we wanna keep on the road because we know we are the primary mode of transportation for a significant population," said Brooks.





















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