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Barbara Mann, transportation coordinator for the Senior Center, was one of the first to ride the Yellow Line bus when it came through town on its first day Monday.

Barbara Mann, transportation coordinator for the Senior Center, was one of the first to ride the Yellow Line bus when it came through town on its first day Monday.

Just hop on the bus and head out of town!

This week Greene County CATS began a new flex bus route in Yellow Springs, allowing villagers to take the bus from the village to Xenia or Fairborn, and transfer from Fairborn to Wright State University or from Xenia to downtown Dayton.

“It’s time we got a public bus system in town,” said Barbara Mann, transportation coordinator of the Senior Center.

According to Greene County CATS Mobility Manager Bryce Bookmiller this week, Mann has been a strong advocate for bringing that group’s flex bus system, which previously ran in a loop from Xenia to Fairborn, to Yellow Springs.The idea has been in the planning stages for years, Bookmiller said, and planners finally figured out a way to extend the flex route a few miles to enable it to run through the village.

From 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. each weekday, the Yellow Line bus will make regular stops in the village. It will stop in front of the library, the Bryan Community Center, and just before the intersection of Dayton Street and East Enon Road near Antioch University Midwest.

Bus schedules are available at the library, the Senior Center, the Village offices and online at www.co.greene.oh.us/greenecats. However, because this is a flex route, the bus will not wait at the stops, but will stop to pick up anyone who is waiting there. People may also flag the bus down at anyplace along the route.

The cost for a ride is $.50, or a quarter for those 65 and over.

See the Yellow Line bus map below.

Greene CATS Yellow Line  Xenia/Yellow Springs/Fairborn connector

Greene CATS Yellow Line Xenia/Yellow Springs/Fairborn connector

 

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