July 27, 2019 — The Lane Transit District connector service from Florence to Yachats is approaching its one-year anniversary. While ridership has been less than hoped for, the addition of a brand-new bus for the route may increase interest among potential riders.
The new vehicle was purchased specifically for the Florence to Yachats route and took nearly a year to order, manufacture and deliver. The design for the new bus incorporated a different interior layout to allow for travelers with backpacks, bicycles and packages, as well as a custom exterior wrap featuring Oregon coast scenes.
The bus was delivered to River City Taxi in Florence, which operates the connector service, earlier this week and started runs on Monday. The Florence-Yachats Connector service buses leave the Florence Grocery Outlet Monday through Friday at 8 and 11 a.m. and later in the day at 2 and 5:45 p.m. For more information, visit www.ltd.org/florence-yachats-connector.