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WRTA bus lines open after a historic closure of almost a year

Free rides now offered for all
Published: Jan. 12, 2021 at 12:03 AM CST
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FREMONT COUNTY, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) -

The Wind River Transportation Authority public transit system had to shut down in April of last year, the first time they had to stop their buses since 1989. They started back up today, and they are now offering free transport on their fixed routes.

They are also offering free services to qualifying veterans needing help getting to Salt Lake, Casper, or locally for medical treatment. Masks are required and the bus is cleaned per CDC guidelines. The bus will offer seating to accommodate one person for every two seats.

Another reason to utilize the bus services are the positive effects it could have on your pocketbook. “Yes, you can ride for free. If you compare that to driving back and forth in a car, and you start adding up how much it would cost to drive back and forth for a whole month if you’re working weekdays, your savings are going to be anywhere between $150 and $350 a month,” added WRTA manager Gary Michaud.

The bus will also resume routes on the Wind River Indian Reservation as soon as the stay-at-home order is lifted.

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