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For the week of October 8 - 14, 2003


Runs added to Peak Bus’s new schedule

Express Staff Writer

Wood River Ride Share announced this week the Peak Bus will have expanded service starting Monday, Oct. 13.

Three runs will be added to the schedule: northbound leaving Bellevue at 11:45 a.m. and southbound leaving Sun Valley at 10:45 a.m. and 4 p.m.

The 4 p.m. southbound route will run only on weekdays. In addition to these runs, there will be a Friday night northbound run leaving Bellevue at 8:10 p.m. A Friday night southbound run leaves Sun Valley at 9:20 p.m. and the Ketchum Visitor Center at 9:30 p.m.

For the first 15 months of operation the Peak Bus ran only three times in the morning and three times in the afternoon.

"These schedule changes were possible in part by Blaine County being awarded a 2003 Federal Rural Transit grant by the Idaho Transportation Department and the 34 percent fare box recovery rate during the first year of operation, 9 percent over what had been budgeted for the first 12 months of service," said Wood River Ride Share Director Beth Callister. Fare box recovery rate is a measure of annual costs recovered by on-board fare collection. The national average for fare box recovery is 20 percent.

The new schedule is printed in today’s Idaho Mountain Express, and will be printed weekly thereafter. New schedules will also be available by the end of this week at Atkinsons’ Markets in Ketchum and Hailey and Guffy’s in Bellevue



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