FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THE LIMITED STOP ROUTE 1 EXPRESS
IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR FASTER TRAVEL AND MORE CAPACITY
June 12, 2020, Marysville, CA – Yuba-Sutter Transit is now operating a limited stop Route 1 EXPRESS service to increase capacity and speed travel on this popular cross-town route. While the regular Route 1 buses will continue to operate as scheduled, the supplemental Route 1 EXPRESS buses are scheduled to operate during the peak boarding hours of approximately 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each weekday. The two EXPRESS buses operating in opposite directions serve just the following five Yuba-Sutter Transit bus stops every half hour between Yuba City and Linda.
Walton Terminal (Sam’s Club)
Alturas & Shasta Terminal
Yuba County Government Center Terminal
D & 2nd Street (Habitat for Humanity)
North Beale Transit Center (Walmart)
After an initial 65% drop in late March, Yuba-Sutter Transit has since seen a steady increase in local fixed-route passengers with the gradual reopening of the area and continued availability of fare-free service. Unfortunately, due to a 12-person capacity limit to provide the necessary social distancing inside the bus, an increasing number of passengers were being passed by at local stops.
The Route 1 Express is intended to reduce these occurrences by taking passengers off the regular Route 1 buses with quicker and more direct service to these five stops where they are able to transfer to one or more of the other five routes in the Yuba-Sutter Transit local fixed route network. The buses are identified by the “EXPRESS” destination sign and the list of stops that are posted on the side of the bus. The five bus stops will also have Route 1 EXPRESS signage posted inside the passenger shelters.
The Route 1 EXPRESS is a demonstration service that is being operated as drivers and buses are available and the route and schedule may be adjusted with minimal or no notice as experience dictates. Passengers should check their Yuba-Sutter Transit DoubleMap app or call (530) 742-2877 to confirm availability.
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