Archive for Thursday, December 7, 2006

Transit rides offered twice weekly

December 7, 2006

De Soto FlexRide is available Tuesdays and Wednesdays for holiday shopping in De Soto and Shawnee. Bus fares are by donations only.

The driver will make stops on hand signals and at designated bus stops.

The route on Tuesdays begins at 10 a.m. at Clearview City Clubhouse and continues to Shawnee with stops at Prospector's Point, the De Soto Library, De Soto Neighborhood Center, Valley Springs, Monticello shops and Shawnee Station.

The Wednesday route connects at 10 a.m. at Clearview City Clubhouse and continues to Prospector's Point, the De Soto Library, De Soto Neighborhood Center, Morse's Market and Valley Springs.

Riders who are 12 years of age or under will need to ride with an adult.

Riders will be able to request a curbside pick-up and drop-off to and from any location within the De Soto city limits by calling the toll-free reservation line, (913) 397-7300 or (913) 782-2210 or visit the Web site at www.thejo.com.

Riders will also be able to board and de-board the bus at any of the designated transit stops. Service will be offered year-round from approximately 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays, excluding holidays.

The city of De Soto, Johnson County Transit and the Mr. Goodcents Foundation for Senior Citizen Independence have worked together to bring the new transit service to De Soto residents.

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