Motorist Give Up Car Keys For The Bus - WTVM.com-Columbus, GA News Weather & Sports

Columbus, GA

Motorist Give Up Car Keys For The Bus

June 4, 2008

COLUMBUS, Ga.  (WTVM) -- The rising price of fuel is forcing some folks to put down their car keys and catch the bus.  "Gas is almost $4 and its very convenient with bus fare.  It's cheaper and you can go anywhere in Columbus with one price," said Metra Rider Jessica Kerce. 

These are all familiar words as gas keeps inching towards $5 a gallon.  More people are hopping on the bus to save cash making METRA go another step to keep all the new riders satisfied. 

The buses normally stop every thirty minutes or hour at each stop depending on the location.  "Transportation is a service industry that's driven by demand.  Once there is enough demand we'll look at expanding to other areas consider it," said Director Saundra Hunter. 

Right now, Metra buses run Monday thru Saturday from 4:30a.m. until 8:30p.m.  They are working on a grant that could extend the hours until midnight. 

This summer, Metra is offering special passes that allow students to take unlimited rides.  The offer is good for children ages nine through 18.

Metra's Website:  http://www.metratransit.com/

 

  • LocalMore>>

  • Veterans and volunteers help feed families in need

    Veterans and volunteers help feed families in need

    Saturday, June 23 2018 7:15 PM EDT2018-06-23 23:15:35 GMT
    East Alabama, veterans and volunteers with the Mission Continues welcomed members of other organizations to help feed the hungry across the Chattahoochee Valley. (Source: WTVM)East Alabama, veterans and volunteers with the Mission Continues welcomed members of other organizations to help feed the hungry across the Chattahoochee Valley. (Source: WTVM)

    From serving our country to serving the community in East Alabama, veterans and volunteers with the Mission Continues welcomed members of other organizations to help feed the hungry across the Chattahoochee Valley. 

    More >>

    From serving our country to serving the community in East Alabama, veterans and volunteers with the Mission Continues welcomed members of other organizations to help feed the hungry across the Chattahoochee Valley. 

    More >>
  • Columbus Police arrest man on rape and battery charges

    Columbus Police arrest man on rape and battery charges

    Saturday, June 23 2018 6:04 PM EDT2018-06-23 22:04:49 GMT
    Suspect was arrested for rape and battery charges. (Source: Columbus Police Department)Suspect was arrested for rape and battery charges. (Source: Columbus Police Department)

    The Columbus Police Department arrested Leslie Bey Baskinbey on multiple charges.  Baskinbey was arrested on charges of rape and battery.

    More >>

    The Columbus Police Department arrested Leslie Bey Baskinbey on multiple charges.  Baskinbey was arrested on charges of rape and battery.

    More >>
  • Top Stories on 9: Week in review

    Top Stories on 9: Week in review

    Saturday, June 23 2018 3:05 PM EDT2018-06-23 19:05:55 GMT
    Jordan Jenkins is a current NY Jets linebacker and former Harris County High School graduate. (Source: Jordan Jenkins Twitter)Jordan Jenkins is a current NY Jets linebacker and former Harris County High School graduate. (Source: Jordan Jenkins Twitter)
    Jordan Jenkins is a current NY Jets linebacker and former Harris County High School graduate. (Source: Jordan Jenkins Twitter)Jordan Jenkins is a current NY Jets linebacker and former Harris County High School graduate. (Source: Jordan Jenkins Twitter)

    There were a lot of interesting stories that happened nationally and also some things around the local area that you might have missed. Also, an NFL player from Harris County returning to town to give back to the community  Here is what you might have missed: 

    More >>

    There were a lot of interesting stories that happened nationally and also some things around the local area that you might have missed. Also, an NFL player from Harris County returning to town to give back to the community  Here is what you might have missed: 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly