March 8, 2014
A new bus service is providing many Augusta County residents a new source of transportation.
Starting next week a bus will run along Route 250 from Staunton to Waynesboro, Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
And, a separate route will reach other parts of the county.
Residents from Craigsville to Mount Sidney and from Grottoes to Stuarts Draft will be able to catch a ride on certain days of the week.
Despite the limited schedule officials still believe the service will be successful.
Darlene Hiner, with coordinated area transportation services or C.A.T.S. says it depends on the ridership. If there is a lot of ridership, it's a possibility more buses and more drivers could be put out there, and go out there more. She says it costs big time to ride that far with nobody to ride.
Rides on the 250 connector are free. It's $3.50 per way for the county bus, $1.75 for senior citizens and the handicapped.
You can contact C.A.T.S. for an exact schedule.