Revisions to many Clallam Transit System bus routes will take effect on Monday, March 20.
Throughout the winter, public comment was solicited to identify the transit needs of passengers across Clallam County. Commenters shared their desire for service which starts earlier in the morning, ends later in the evening and is more frequent. Additionally, customers were concerned about the effects proposed road closures of U.S. Highway 101 would have on CTS bus service between Port Angeles and Forks.
The agency attempted to develop a schedule which allows for construction delays, serves as many travelers as possible and operates in an efficient and fiscally responsible manner.
Changes taking effect on March 20, include:
• An additional mid-morning trip between Port Angeles and Joyce on Route 10, as well as a new evening trip from Joyce to Port Angeles.
• A completely revised schedule for Route 14 between Port Angeles and Forks which features departures approximately every two hours in both directions from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. This includes a new 7:10 p.m. trip from Port Angeles, of particular benefit to Forks residents commuting to Port Angeles.
• Ending weekday service on Route 15 between Forks and La Push and adding an additional midday trip on Saturdays. (Free weekday service provided by the Quileute Community Shuttle and was redundant to CTS service.)
• Increasing frequency on Route 17 which provides local shuttle service within Forks.
• Creating hourly frequency on Route 20 on weekdays and Saturdays to the Golf Course Road/Melody Lane neighborhood in Port Angeles.
• Adding three early morning weekday trips (5:12 a.m., 5:42 a.m. and 6:42 a.m.) and three weekday evening trips (7:36 p.m., 9:05 p.m. and 10:05 p.m.) to Route 24, serving central and western Port Angeles. Additional Saturday trips also have been added.
• Adding one early morning weekday trip (6:35 a.m.) and one weekday evening trip (8:05 p.m.) to Route 26, serving western neighborhoods of Port Angeles. Additional running time has been added to each trip to improve the reliability of the route.
• Two additional trips of Route 30 in each direction between Port Angeles and Sequim have been added to the weekday morning schedule to create 30-minute frequency throughout the day.
New orange-colored transit schedules will become available prior to the upcoming service change. Riders can obtain schedules at multiple locations throughout Clallam County.
For additional information, call Clallam Transit System at 360-452-4511 or 800-858-3747 or visit clallamtransit.com.