Como Connect attempts to reach riders with new routes

5 years 2 months 1 week 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
JEFFERSON CITY – The Board of Curators at Lincoln University approved a plan Thursday night to rebuild the Dickinson Research... More >>
2 days ago Friday, September 13 2019 Sep 13, 2019 Friday, September 13, 2019 3:23:00 PM CDT September 13, 2019 in News
COOPER COUNTY - State troopers ended up making a large drug bust after a K9 found methamphetamine during a traffic... More >>
2 days ago Friday, September 13 2019 Sep 13, 2019 Friday, September 13, 2019 12:46:00 PM CDT September 13, 2019 in News
JOPLIN (AP) — Jasper County authorities say a deputy was shot and a man was later found dead after a... More >>
2 days ago Friday, September 13 2019 Sep 13, 2019 Friday, September 13, 2019 11:40:08 AM CDT September 13, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - Police confirmed a shots fired incident Thursday evening on Currituck Lane. Dispatchers got several shots fired calls... More >>
2 days ago Friday, September 13 2019 Sep 13, 2019 Friday, September 13, 2019 11:36:00 AM CDT September 13, 2019 in News
ST. LOUIS - Twelve cases of alleged abuse in the Roman Catholic Church will be referred to local prosecutors by... More >>
2 days ago Friday, September 13 2019 Sep 13, 2019 Friday, September 13, 2019 10:25:00 AM CDT September 13, 2019 in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Authorities say guns have claimed the lives of two more children in the St. Louis... More >>
2 days ago Friday, September 13 2019 Sep 13, 2019 Friday, September 13, 2019 10:16:33 AM CDT September 13, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - SAK construction will begin major sewer repairs and refaces all over the Jefferson City area, starting Monday.... More >>
2 days ago Friday, September 13 2019 Sep 13, 2019 Friday, September 13, 2019 9:56:00 AM CDT September 13, 2019 in News
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (AP) — A worker has found what's believed to be a Civil War cannonball lodged in a... More >>
2 days ago Friday, September 13 2019 Sep 13, 2019 Friday, September 13, 2019 8:25:00 AM CDT September 13, 2019 in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt on Friday will release details of a lengthy investigation into... More >>
2 days ago Friday, September 13 2019 Sep 13, 2019 Friday, September 13, 2019 8:00:00 AM CDT September 13, 2019 in News
NEW LEBANON - In the heart of Cooper County, a small village is celebrating its 200th anniversary. Established in... More >>
2 days ago Friday, September 13 2019 Sep 13, 2019 Friday, September 13, 2019 4:30:00 AM CDT September 13, 2019 in News
CALLAWAY COUNTY — The Callaway County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged a Jefferson City man with multiple felonies after fleeing from... More >>
3 days ago Thursday, September 12 2019 Sep 12, 2019 Thursday, September 12, 2019 11:31:00 PM CDT September 12, 2019 in News
BOONE COUNTY - Members of the Englewood community met Thursday night to discuss concerns ahead of Route H's scheduled two-month-long... More >>
3 days ago Thursday, September 12 2019 Sep 12, 2019 Thursday, September 12, 2019 9:57:00 PM CDT September 12, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri Senate is expected to vote on House Bill 1, which would eliminate restrictions on a... More >>
3 days ago Thursday, September 12 2019 Sep 12, 2019 Thursday, September 12, 2019 9:07:00 PM CDT September 12, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA — A Columbia neonatal nurse and the baby she adopted are receiving a national honor after sharing their story... More >>
3 days ago Thursday, September 12 2019 Sep 12, 2019 Thursday, September 12, 2019 8:14:00 PM CDT September 12, 2019 in News
FULTON - A newly approved law could have major effects on Missouri farmers. Under Senate Bill 391, no health... More >>
3 days ago Thursday, September 12 2019 Sep 12, 2019 Thursday, September 12, 2019 7:04:00 PM CDT September 12, 2019 in News
COLUMBIA - The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) has confirmed two cases of lung illness related to... More >>
3 days ago Thursday, September 12 2019 Sep 12, 2019 Thursday, September 12, 2019 5:55:00 PM CDT September 12, 2019 in News
JEFFERSON CITY- Some Missouri house members held a hearing Thursday to begin addressing how 130,000 Missourians were dropped from Medicaid... More >>
3 days ago Thursday, September 12 2019 Sep 12, 2019 Thursday, September 12, 2019 4:26:00 PM CDT September 12, 2019 in News
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt on Friday will release details of a lengthy investigation into... More >>
3 days ago Thursday, September 12 2019 Sep 12, 2019 Thursday, September 12, 2019 4:19:02 PM CDT September 12, 2019 in News
Columbia, MO
Broken Clouds 75°
12am 76°
1am 75°
2am 74°
3am 72°