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Some changes – Circle Line

February 23, 2010 by WLKM 

The St. Joseph County Transportation Authority (SJCTA) has announced that a few changes will be made to its Three Rivers Circle Line schedule starting on March 1st.

The Circle Line is and will continue to be a “Flex” route meaning that, even though there are designated bus stops throughout the city, residents can call ahead for a pick up at or near their home when the bus is scheduled to be in that area.

In a news release announcing the changes, the SJCTA said, “We have seen our number of riders grow since we began here in Three Rivers in December 2008 and, because of the overwhelming response to this service, we have had to make some modifications to continue to be a success by keeping the Circle Line route an hour and staying on time.”

The designated stops that will be eliminated from the original schedule are Save a Lot, Three Rivers rural Health Clinic/Three Rivers High School, First Presbyterian Church and Walgreens. The bus can still be called to “flex” to each of these previous stops, but requires a rider to call ahead to request the pick-up. As always, when a rider is picked up, they can also request a “flex” drop off that is near the designated circle route even if it isn’t a designated stop.

The SJCTA said, “Please call if you have any questions regarding the Circle Line routes or our Curb to Curb service. We continue to strive to meet the transportation needs of the residents of St. Joseph County. Thank you for your continued trust and support in the St. Joseph County Transportation Authority.”

When the changes take place on March 1st, the Three Rivers Circle Line will utilize these stops:

• Three Rivers Library (front)

• Michigan Works! (Enterprise Drive)

• Edgewater Apartments (Sixth Street)

• Riverside Townhouses (Lockport Drive)

• Portage River Parking Plaza (Downtown stop)

• Walmart (Millard)

• Meijer (US-131)

• Three Rivers Health complex (Hospital)

The Three Rivers Circle Line operates Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. – no holidays. The last drop is between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. The cost is $1 per destination.

If you have any questions regarding the new Three Rivers Circle Line schedule or Curb to Curb service, call the SJCTA office at (269) 273-7808 or the toll free number, 1-800-964-5700.

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