Como Connect attempts to reach riders with new routes

6 years 1 week 17 hours ago Monday, July 07 2014 Jul 7, 2014 Monday, July 07, 2014 2:29:00 PM CDT July 07, 2014 in News
By: Jordan Locke, KOMU 8 Reporter
loading

COLUMBIA - The Como Connect city bus system taught people to use the new routes Monday that will start in August. Columbia Transit also sent out surveys to see how Columbians like the idea of the new routes.

The new route system with have shorter, more condensed routes and most will not meet at Wabash Station. Under the new system, if a rider misses one bus, he can easily hop on another one. 

"We have timed all these routes so it shouldn't be more than five or ten minutes for the next bus and you can be on your way," said Shannon Hemmingway, Supervisor of Fixed Routes, referring to transfers at connection points.

The Como Connect app, called DoubleMap, makes it even easier for riders. It lets people know when buses will arrive. Riders can also follow the new twitter feed to see if any routes are canceled.

Mary Alverez said she uses the bus routes quite often. The current routes go right in front of her house. But with these new routes, she said she will have to walk quite a ways. She said would like to get a tablet to help her use the app. 

Columbia Transit will have more meetings to help riders get used to the new routes. The next meeting will take place July 10 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and another will take place July 11 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Even if riders cannot make it to those meetings, they can ride free the whole month of August to try the new routes.

[Editor's note: This story has been edited to add the name of the bus app, as well as to clarify the timing of buses at connection points.]

More News

Grid
List
SEDALIA - A truck crashed into a Wendy's Restaurant on Monday evening, killing one and injuring six in Sedalia. ... More >>
12 hours ago Tuesday, July 14 2020 Jul 14, 2020 Tuesday, July 14, 2020 6:19:00 AM CDT July 14, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri River Regional Library's 'Bookmobile' is back on the road delivering books after not running for... More >>
13 hours ago Tuesday, July 14 2020 Jul 14, 2020 Tuesday, July 14, 2020 5:51:00 AM CDT July 14, 2020 in Top Stories
JEFFERSON CITY - Governor Mike Parson announced Tuesday that $50 million in grant programs will be given to Missouri businesses.... More >>
19 hours ago Monday, July 13 2020 Jul 13, 2020 Monday, July 13, 2020 11:00:00 PM CDT July 13, 2020 in News
BIRMINGHAM - SEC athletics directors met in Birmingham, AL on Monday to discuss the upcoming season with regards to the... More >>
21 hours ago Monday, July 13 2020 Jul 13, 2020 Monday, July 13, 2020 9:01:00 PM CDT July 13, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - Truman VA staff cheered on a veteran while he was wheeled out of the hospital on Monday. He... More >>
22 hours ago Monday, July 13 2020 Jul 13, 2020 Monday, July 13, 2020 8:19:00 PM CDT July 13, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA—About 20 people filed complaints about other individuals or businesses not following the mask ordinance this weekend, according to the... More >>
23 hours ago Monday, July 13 2020 Jul 13, 2020 Monday, July 13, 2020 7:19:00 PM CDT July 13, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services have cooling centers open to the general public as an impending... More >>
1 day ago Monday, July 13 2020 Jul 13, 2020 Monday, July 13, 2020 6:55:00 PM CDT July 13, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - The Camden County Sheriff's Office received nearly a $400 million in grant funding through the Department's Office of... More >>
1 day ago Monday, July 13 2020 Jul 13, 2020 Monday, July 13, 2020 6:36:00 PM CDT July 13, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA (AP) — COVID-19 tests recommended by doctors now must be free to Missouri patients under a new law. ... More >>
1 day ago Monday, July 13 2020 Jul 13, 2020 Monday, July 13, 2020 5:41:00 PM CDT July 13, 2020 in News
WENTZVILLE (AP) — General Motors will temporarily lay off a shift of workers at its assembly plant in Wentzville amid... More >>
1 day ago Monday, July 13 2020 Jul 13, 2020 Monday, July 13, 2020 5:36:00 PM CDT July 13, 2020 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - Jefferson City does not plan to place a mask ordinance anytime soon, according to local officials. ... More >>
1 day ago Monday, July 13 2020 Jul 13, 2020 Monday, July 13, 2020 4:35:00 PM CDT July 13, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - The City of Columbia, University of Missouri Health Care and Boone Hospital Center released a joint statement on... More >>
1 day ago Monday, July 13 2020 Jul 13, 2020 Monday, July 13, 2020 4:17:00 PM CDT July 13, 2020 in News
JEFF CITY - The Department of Health and Senior Services and the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education released a... More >>
1 day ago Monday, July 13 2020 Jul 13, 2020 Monday, July 13, 2020 3:45:00 PM CDT July 13, 2020 in News
ROLLA (KBIA) — National forests, including Mark Twain in the Missouri Ozarks, saw big crowds over the Fourth of July... More >>
1 day ago Monday, July 13 2020 Jul 13, 2020 Monday, July 13, 2020 3:25:16 PM CDT July 13, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA (AP) — Missouri prisoners are raising concerns because guards are not required to wear face masks. Prisoners told... More >>
1 day ago Monday, July 13 2020 Jul 13, 2020 Monday, July 13, 2020 3:17:20 PM CDT July 13, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA (Missourian) - Medical marijuana could be available in dispensaries this fall, now that two cultivation facilities passed inspection... More >>
1 day ago Monday, July 13 2020 Jul 13, 2020 Monday, July 13, 2020 2:33:13 PM CDT July 13, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - A sentence hearing for the man who pleaded guilty in a February 2019 arson at a Planned Parenthood... More >>
1 day ago Monday, July 13 2020 Jul 13, 2020 Monday, July 13, 2020 2:23:17 PM CDT July 13, 2020 in News
COLUMBIA - Staying cool in the summer is a must, but this year it involves wearing masks. Wearing a... More >>
1 day ago Monday, July 13 2020 Jul 13, 2020 Monday, July 13, 2020 2:20:00 PM CDT July 13, 2020 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 87°
7pm 89°
8pm 87°
9pm 84°
10pm 82°