City launches new bus system

City launches new bus systemIn response to public requests for specified bus stops and times, the city of Ridgecrest Transpor-tation Department is proud to announce the launching of its new transit system — ridgerunner transit. The new systemis a deviated flex route system operating with a brand new fleet of buses and combines the benefits of traditional fixed route service and demand response service.

The system will transport passengers, from 7 to 11 a.m. and 1-5 p.m., Monday through Friday, along three routes throughout the city.

“Ridgerunner transit is happy to announce we will be able to serve your needs on Fridays,” said a spokesperson. “For our county residents ridgerunner transit will introduce a county route and continue current service.

Ridgerunner transit introduced itself to the community with a grand opening event Oct. 22-23 and is offering free transportation through Nov. 2.

Story First Published: 2012-10-24