Fewer Drivers Bring About Route Adjustments at Razorback Transit

Fewer Drivers Bring About Route Adjustments at Razorback Transit
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Those who regularly ride Razorback Transit will want to note some recent adjustments in bus route service.

The changes are being implemented because of an ongoing driver shortage.

For more than a year, Razorback Transit has sought to hire individuals to ensure that it maintains a large enough driving staff to provide service on all existing bus routes.

The challenge has not been easy, and while they have recently hired new individuals and begun their training, the number of available drivers is not at the desired level to adequately staff every route. 

As a result, a modest reduction in service became necessary. Specifically, there will be a reduction in the number of bus drivers who serve routes during times that are least busy.

Beginning on Monday, Sept. 20, Razorback Transit will transition the following routes to on-demand service after 8 p.m.: routes 13, 21, 33, 35, 44 and 48. This adjustment will be in effect each week on Monday through Friday evenings. In addition, route 26 will be modified after 8 p.m. on weeknights, remaining a scheduled fixed route with a frequency of one bus per hour. 

After looking at ridership data from the first weeks of school, the route adjustment decision was made so as to affect the least number of passengers.

Razorback Transit asks for your understanding during this transition. If you are using a bus route that is affected, it may mean that you have a longer wait than usual.

For the latest route information, you can always go to uark.passiogo.com. It also has information on how you may download the free Passio GO! app. 

In addition you may email Razorback Transit at transit@uark.edu, or you may call 479 575-RIDE (7433).

You may also follow Transit and Parking on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter for regular announcements and information @UATandP.

Razorback Transit continues to hire and train drivers, and they welcome inquiries from interested applicants. You may apply by going to jobs.uark.edu; click on "career site," and then click on "Fayetteville."  In the search bar, type in "Transit."

Contacts

David Wilson, director of communications
Transit and Parking
479-575-6089, dbw010@uark.edu

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