March 21, 2019
The Buzz around Payson’s Beeline Bus
Transportation is a major concern for every community, but rural areas in our state, where public services are already stretched thin, have additional challenges to meet their public transit needs.
Join us on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 for the breakout panel, Creating a Rural Transit Service: The Whole Nine Yards (ADOT) “How the Payson Beeline Bus Came to Bee.”
Moderated by Lindsay Post, Transit Program Manager with Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), this panel will explore how a determined group of community-minded people championed an inaugural public transit service in the Payson Valley. The new bus line is already enhancing the lives of rural residents through access to mobility.
The Payson Senior Center worked in partnership with the Central Association of Governments, Jacobs Engineering and ADOT to design and implement public transit service for the Payson/Star Valley area.
This is the first public transit ever to serve these communities, with the Beeline Bus taking its inaugural run on December 3, 2018.
Panelists from all of these agencies and organizations will discuss how these groups worked together to turn this transit dream project into a reality.
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*Photo courtesy of Payson Roundup (November 28, 2018)