Bus Riders' Input Sought on Expanded Altoona Routes

V1 Staff |

There’s more and more going on in the city of Altoona, and there soon may be more ways to get around that Chippewa Valley community. Eau Claire Transit and the City of Altoona are looking for public input on a possible expansion of bus service to Altoona. “Spurred by growth and citizen requests, the Altoona City Council has budgeted for service expansion and requested route options from transit officials to serve Woodman’s and River Prairie,” the city said in a press release. Currently, only one Eau Claire Transit route serves Altoona: Route 17 loops through the city once per hour, but doesn’t visit the growing River Prairie development. The Eau Claire Transit Commission and city of Altoona leaders will hold a joint public hearing Thursday, Feb. 9, at 5:30pm at Altoona City Hall, 1303 Lynn Ave. (An informational open house will begin at 5pm.) The Transit Commission will hold a second public hearing at 6pm Wednesday, Feb. 15, at Eau Claire City Hall, 203 S. Farwell St. To learn more about the details of the proposed route changes, attend one of the meetings or visit www.ci.eau-claire.wi.us/departments/transit/transit-administration