City Prepares New Bus Routes

1 decade 3 hours 57 minutes ago Wednesday, July 07 2010 Jul 7, 2010 Wednesday, July 07, 2010 9:28:56 PM CDT July 07, 2010 in News

Despite the downpour Wednesday afternoon, Linda Kelly patiently waits for her bus outside the Wabash Station in Columbia.

Kelly has been relying on the Columbia Transit to take her around the city three to four times a week for 30 years.  

But come August, Kelly will able to get to other parts of town much easier.  And that’s something that makes her happy.

“I’m glad about the new routes,” Kelly said. “It’s alright adding the new routes.  And if they continue the old route with the new ones, they’ll be alright.”

The Columbia City Council approved the bus route changes at its meeting Tuesday night.

Public Works public information officer Jill Stedem said when city planners teamed with transit planners and analyzed current routes, they were able to see which routes were used the most and which weren’t used at all.  

She added the new routes were also devised to help make the system run on time more consistently and serve more people.  

Currently, the Orange route that runs south on Providence is the route that is causing the most traffic issues, so changes have been made to prevent it in the future.

“The route is going to be shorter. And we’re going to run it when traffic is heavy in one direction, we’ll be running it the opposite direction.  So in the morning, it will run a different direction than in the afternoon.”

The Public Works department said the new riders and new advertising on buses should make the new system revenue neutral.  To maintain the revenue neutral plan, the department can is unable to extend service hours on week nights and cannot run buses on Sundays. 

The new routes will replace the old routes on August 2, so people can familiarize themselves with the change before school starts and seek help if needed.  

Due to the heavy construction on the University of Missouri campus, that route won’t be in effect until August 16.

Stedem added that she hopes major revisions to the new system won’t be needed.

More News

Grid
List
COLUMBIA — After COVID-19 caused Rainbow House to cancel its biggest fundraiser of the year, a mid-Missouri couple took it... More >>
2 minutes ago Tuesday, July 07 2020 Jul 7, 2020 Tuesday, July 07, 2020 11:31:37 AM CDT July 07, 2020 in News
Editor's note: Vivek H. Murthy served as the 19th Surgeon General of the United States and is the author of... More >>
10 minutes ago Tuesday, July 07 2020 Jul 7, 2020 Tuesday, July 07, 2020 11:23:26 AM CDT July 07, 2020 in A Brighter Tomorrow
As COVID-19 continues to spread, KOMU 8 will continue to update you about impacts in the community. You can... More >>
14 minutes ago Tuesday, July 07 2020 Jul 7, 2020 Tuesday, July 07, 2020 11:19:09 AM CDT July 07, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA—The topic of police reform dominated the public comment portion of Monday’s Columbia City Council meeting. ... More >>
1 hour ago Tuesday, July 07 2020 Jul 7, 2020 Tuesday, July 07, 2020 10:00:44 AM CDT July 07, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - Columbia City Council voted 6-1 in favor of the mandatory mask ordinance Monday night. The order will go... More >>
10 hours ago Tuesday, July 07 2020 Jul 7, 2020 Tuesday, July 07, 2020 12:46:00 AM CDT July 07, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA -The community came together Monday night to remember victims of a double homicide . People came together in... More >>
13 hours ago Monday, July 06 2020 Jul 6, 2020 Monday, July 06, 2020 10:23:00 PM CDT July 06, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA -- Monday Governor Mike Parson signed HB 2046. Inside the omnibus bill was coroner training reform Jay Minor's... More >>
16 hours ago Monday, July 06 2020 Jul 6, 2020 Monday, July 06, 2020 7:13:00 PM CDT July 06, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY —Gov. Mike Parson will sign an omnibus bill that increases prison sentences and eliminates probation for certain violent... More >>
17 hours ago Monday, July 06 2020 Jul 6, 2020 Monday, July 06, 2020 6:14:00 PM CDT July 06, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA — Columbia police have arrested a 16 year old boy in connection to a shooting that resulted in a... More >>
17 hours ago Monday, July 06 2020 Jul 6, 2020 Monday, July 06, 2020 6:09:00 PM CDT July 06, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA — A University of Maryland administrator and head of fundraising will be MU's next vice chancellor for advancement,... More >>
18 hours ago Monday, July 06 2020 Jul 6, 2020 Monday, July 06, 2020 5:25:36 PM CDT July 06, 2020 in News
MISSOURI — As COVID-19 continues to spread throughout Missouri, state and local officials confirm new case counts daily. ... More >>
18 hours ago Monday, July 06 2020 Jul 6, 2020 Monday, July 06, 2020 5:00:00 PM CDT July 06, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA —The Columbia/Boone County Health Department trained 15 city employees in contact tracing Monday. But the county is still at... More >>
18 hours ago Monday, July 06 2020 Jul 6, 2020 Monday, July 06, 2020 4:50:00 PM CDT July 06, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - A free community COVID-19 testing event will be held July 7-9 in Cole County at the former... More >>
18 hours ago Monday, July 06 2020 Jul 6, 2020 Monday, July 06, 2020 4:39:00 PM CDT July 06, 2020 in News
KANSAS CITY- Patrick Mahomes has signed a 10-year contract extension with the Kansas City Chiefs. This new contract will keep... More >>
19 hours ago Monday, July 06 2020 Jul 6, 2020 Monday, July 06, 2020 4:11:00 PM CDT July 06, 2020 in News
BELLE —Police charged two suspects with assault Monday after a man was found with serious injuries. Police arrested 21... More >>
20 hours ago Monday, July 06 2020 Jul 6, 2020 Monday, July 06, 2020 3:03:00 PM CDT July 06, 2020 in News
As COVID-19 continues to spread, KOMU 8 will continue to update you about impacts in the community. You can... More >>
20 hours ago Monday, July 06 2020 Jul 6, 2020 Monday, July 06, 2020 2:34:00 PM CDT July 06, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - Emotions over mask-wearing mandates are high. KOMU spoke to MU Health Care infectious disease doctor, Dr. Christelle Ilboudo,... More >>
21 hours ago Monday, July 06 2020 Jul 6, 2020 Monday, July 06, 2020 2:00:00 PM CDT July 06, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - Former Missouri basketball star Laurence Bowers kicked off his sixth annual basketball camp on Monday with the largest... More >>
22 hours ago Monday, July 06 2020 Jul 6, 2020 Monday, July 06, 2020 12:59:00 PM CDT July 06, 2020 in Sports
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 88°
12pm 92°
1pm 92°
2pm 91°
3pm 91°