Tuolumne County’s main public transportation system will make some changes to its schedule in September.
All six bus lines that run daily connecting Sonora with the county’s unincorporated communities like Jamestown, Columbia and Twain Harte, will see at least some changes, according to Tuolumne County Transit.
In a few cases, this will mean increasing the number of bus trips along popular routes and, in some, cases changing the routes altogether.
“They’ll stay largely the same,” said Tuolumne County Transit official Darin Grossi. “We’re redirecting a couple routes to make the transfers much easier for people.”
The county’s transit system will continue to run six routes, and in many cases the routes will remain the same. A route that connects downtown Sonora with Sierra Village on Highway 108 will add two bus runs, totalling seven. The Sonora route that runs from downtown to the Crossroads Shopping Center on Mono Way will extend to The Junction center also on Mono Way.
The line connecting Crossroads with Crystal Falls will add one bus run a day, totaling five, and also will stop in Standard. And the line to Tuolumne will add two loops, totaling seven.
However, the lines that serve the Jamestown and Columbia areas will see some changes. The system used to have separate routes from Jamestown through Sonora and up to The Junction, as well as from Jamestown to Columbia.
For the full story, see the July 10, 2014, edition of The Union Democrat.