New Downtown Bus Loop Costs 50 Cents
A new circulator route will make getting around downtown Eau Claire easier this summer. On May 20, the Eau Claire Transit Commission approved the creation of a new route that will follow a five-mile loop around the central city each 20 minutes. Unlike other routes, the bus won’t have designated stops – riders will just have to flag it down. (It will be the hybrid bus sporting the “Downtown” sign.) Once aboard, the fare will be 50 cents (compared with the normal $1.50), and riders will be able to hop on and off at locations around downtown, including Farwell Street, Graham Avenue, Water Street, Fifth Avenue, and Madison Street. Eau Claire Transit Manager Tom Wagener says the route will provide riders easy access to downtown locations without having to worry about parking problems as well as give them access to Carson Park, which isn’t on normal city bus routes. If you’re itching to catch the bus, a full map of the route will be available soon at www.eauclairewi.gov/departments/transit.