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St. Bernard to expand bus service

St. Bernard Parish wants public input on possible bus route changes (Source: St. Bernard Parish) St. Bernard Parish wants public input on possible bus route changes (Source: St. Bernard Parish)
ST. BERNARD PARISH, LA (WVUE) -

St. Bernard Parish Transit has proposed a route shift that would expand accessibility to its bus service.

The public is invited to give input on the potential change to the bus route, schedule and addition of new stops. A meeting will be held Wednesday, December 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the St. Bernard Parish Council Chamber.

"Our goal is to provide our riders the most convenient service feasible. Our bus drivers believe a slight adjustment in the route would potentially expand our ridership. After internally evaluating the pros and cons, we decided to take the next step by going to the public to gather opinions on the matter," Transit Director Michael Bayham said.

Transit officials say the current western bus route starts at Bayou Road and Torres Drive, heads west on Bayou Road and St. Bernard Highway until it turns north (right) onto Archbishop Hannan Boulevard. The route then turns west (left) onto Judge Perez Drive in the direction of Chalmette and Arabi.

There are two shift proposals. According to transit officials, the first would take place at Colonial Boulevard, where the bus would turn north (right) from St. Bernard Highway and then turn west (left) onto East Judge Perez Drive. The second change would be at Archbishop Hannan Boulevard, where the bus would loop at the mid-point of the boulevard before returning to Judge Perez Drive and then head west.
 
Even if you can't attend the meeting, your comments are welcome. The public can express their opinion by call the transit department at 504-277-1907 or send an email to mbayham@sbpg.net.    

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