Bus service changed for spring break

Routes will end earlier in the afternoon

ELAYNE RODRIGUEZ, Evergreen reporter

Pullman Transit announced services will be reduced during spring break at WSU beginning March 9.

Brad Rader, Pullman Transit operations supervisor, said students who stay in Pullman over spring break will have to wait for a Community Grey Express bus every 35 minutes, which decreases the number of loops per day.

“We pretty much fall on the schedule of WSU,” he said. “So when there is a break in session, we reduce our services as well.”

Rader said the service buses Blue, Loop, Paradise and Silver will continue to run. The Community Grey Express buses will also service locations like “apartment land” and Brandi Way from 6:30 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.

He said Pullman Transit runs based off student demand. During the break, buses will end their services around 5 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and only one bus will continue to run until 8:40 p.m.

“You have to keep in mind there are 10 routes and six of those routes are express buses,” Rader said. “They never leave the WSU campus, they do not go downtown or service the neighborhoods.”

He said Pullman Transit tries to get Pullman residents who use the bus system home from work, not just WSU students.

Pullman Transit will be back in full service March 18, Rader said.

He said Pullman Transit is looking to increase funding to be able to run buses on longer hours instead of reducing services as much for WSU breaks.