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Group Concerned About Changes to Bus Routes

By: News Email
By: News Email

December 30, 2013

A group in Charlottesville is concerned about changes to how you can get to and from work or around town.

Transit Riders of Charlottesville met Monday night and discussed changes starting Saturday on Charlottesville and Albemarle bus routes.

"We think there's a few small changes that could be used to lower the impact on the riders," said Lena Seville, the president of Transit Riders of Charlottesville.

Route 10, which goes out to Pantops, will end at 5:30 p.m. Currently, that route runs until 11 p.m. The group would like that route to keep running a little later for commuters to be able to get home.

The group also would have liked more public input on the on these changes.

They also think this is a bad time of year for the changes to begin.

"Normally changes happen in August, but a lot of people are losing service, and it's bad weather, it gets dark early, and people are concerned about walking to the bus in the dark," said Seville.

Transit Riders of Charlottesville is holding a rally this Thursday at the CAT headquarters at 5 p.m. to voice their feelings about the bus route changes. If you would like to join them for that or for their monthly meeting, visit their Facebook page.

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