Taking The Bus To Work

Monday, May 5th 2008, 7:14 am
By: News On 6

High gasoline prices have many commuters looking for ways to save money on the drive to and from work.

A Mayes County industrial park south of Pryor may have found the perfect solution.

About 4,500 people are employed at the Mid-America Industrial Park and some of them have to travel quite a distance to get there. So Mid-America has started a commuter bus service.

The first bus route started last week. And a second bus route got underway Monday.

The Red Line picks up commuters from Grove, Jay, Spavinaw, Langley, Adair, and workers in the community of Pryor. The Blue Line runs from Kansas, Locust Grove, and Salina to the industrial park.

Two more routes are planned for the future.

The rural transportation service, including four 19 passenger buses was paid for by federal, state and local grants.

The buses will help get some of the workers to the industrial park which spans about 9,000 acres and houses everything from Google to Gatorade.

The buses run Monday thru Friday and service is open to the public. A one-way ticket costs $1.75.

To reserve a seat, you can 800-282-2014.