Peak hour bus
service may start on June 3
Express Staff Writer
A peak hour
bus service for the Wood River Valley, which would carry commuters three
times in the morning and three times in the afternoon, may get its start
on June 3.
organizer of the service, Beth Callister of Wood River Rideshare, said bus
companies wanting to provide the service have until April 17 to enter
their bids with the Blaine County Commission.
said she hoped a company would be selected by April 24.
Some of the
criteria for service providers are a bus with a minimum of 40 seats,
accommodations for skis and bikes, 12 months of service, and conforming
with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
has proposed that the commuter bus service have three morning trips
starting in south Bellevue at 6:15 a.m., 7:45 a.m. and 9 a.m. and ending
run would have 11 stops between Bellevue and Elkhorn.
afternoon trips would start in Ketchum at 3:30 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6:15 p.m.
and end in south Bellevue.
afternoon run would have eight stops between Ketchum and south Bellevue.
the fare of $1.50 (one way) can ride once the service starts.
passes costing $50 and annual passes costing $550 are fare options