A proposal to beef up bus service on Riverside Drive will be put on hold until a Capital Transit Development Plan is revised.
Juneau’s bus service considered moving some portions of Route 4 off Mendenhall Loop Road and onto the south end of Riverside Drive, to provide service closer to Thunder Mountain High School. The city held several hearings earlier this summer and took a survey of riders.
City Manager Kim Kiefer says changing the route isn’t possible with current connections. She says the city’s public transportation plan will be updated instead.
“And that plan will look at the route for Riverside and look more in-depth at how we have our current route systems in place and how can we do it so we would be able to provide some level of service to the Dimond Park area,” she said.
The Assembly Monday night heard an update on the Capital Transit plan at the Committee of the Whole.
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