DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – More changes are on the way for the Davenport transit system. New CitiBus routes took effect in early July. The city hoped to save money by trimming the number of routes while still adding some service hours.
For the last few months, city staff have been fielding input from riders and tweaking the plan. Changes include things like extending a few routes to reach more areas and filling gaps in service so riders aren’t waiting as long.
“We are looking really at providing kind of more reliable service and more frequent service in many areas of the city,” said Brandon Wright, Davenport’s CFO and Assistant City Administrator. “Riders in general should look at these changes and say these are the things we’ve been asking for a couple of months now. We’re happy to see they’re finally here.”
The updates take effect on November 6th. Two weeks before that, on October 24th, the new system maps and route schedules will be available for transit customers. There will also be a public hearing on November 16th where riders can give additional input on the new transit system.
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