City, Housing Authority set up new bus routes
by Chris Norwood
Feb 06, 2014 | 1039 views |  0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
TALLADEGA - The city and the Housing Authority announced that new, fixed bus routes are being set up to help public housing residents with shopping.

“Starting Feb. 11, every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon, passengers will be picked up at the Westgate Community Center, Talladega Downs Apartments, Curry Court Community Center and Knoxville Homes Community Center,” according to a press release. “The bus will then make stops at the Wal-Mart shopping area and the Piggly-Wiggly on Battle Street. An hour later, the route will be reversed, picking up at the stores and returning to the Housing Authority properties.”

Round-trip tickets are $4 for the general public and $3 for seniors and disabled people. The buses are wheelchair accessible.

“The city tries to partner with other agencies as often as possible, so we are pleased to be able to coordinate this transportation route with the Talladega Housing Authority,” city manager Brian Muenger said. “It is important that the city continue to expand its user base for this program and increase its cost effectiveness. It is my hope that this fixed route will do exactly that.”

City clerk Beth Cheeks added, “Getting groceries is a basic need for everyone, so it only made sense to have a fixed route that stopped at the grocery stores in town. Hopefully, knowing this service is available twice per week will give some residents a bit more freedom to go shopping on their own. Talladega is fortunate to have a transportation program with such low fees for its citizens.”

For more information, call 256-362-0514.

Contact Chris Norwood at cnorwood@dailyhome.com.