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Help is on the way for transit system

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By Jennifer Garcia

Since its inception a year ago, the Atomic City Transit system seems to be very well received by Los Alamos County residents.

It’s seen a spike in riders and has begun offering morning and evening Peak Services, which provide two options per hour from each neighborhood route during peak commute hours.

Because of its popularity, however, the free service has caused some issues for ACT staff members.

Staff originally anticipated that implementing the Enhanced Peak Hour Services would reduce the number of people on the overcrowded buses with some existing riders making the shift to the new, second option.

However, on some routes, particularly the White Rock route, new riders have started using the system and the first bus is still loaded to capacity, requiring the need to continue to provide daily backup buses to ensure that no one is turned away.

Adding to the overcrowding issue is the fact that staff resources have been fluctuating because of staff attrition for various reasons. In an effort to alleviate some of the stress, County Councilors voted last week to approve the addition of two full-time regular Transit Operator 1 employees. In addition, they approved an increase in the FY09 Transit Division budget by $66,536.


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