Starting in December, the #X9 Ashland Express and #X49 Western Express bus routes will run during the morning and afternoon rush periods. The express service will reduce travel times for passengers on these heavily traveled corridors. Express buses will make stops roughly every half-mile and at all bus and rail transfer points. RTA ICE funds will provide for contributed share of annual service operation costs. The annual costs which include bus operators, fuel, and maintenance are estimated to total from $3 - $3.5 million. When route scheduling is final cost projection will be refined, but with each schedule seasonal labor pick costs will vary to some extent.
2016 ICE: $1,091,000
Funding Amounts by Source