City of San Marcos announces new transit changes due to COVID-19

The City of San Marcos is making changes to public transit services due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The city says its transit system "The Bus" will be adjusting its operating hours to 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning Monday, April 13. 

“We want to maintain some level of service for those who need it to perform essential functions, including going to/from work, to the pharmacy and grocery store,” said transit manager Pete Binion.

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Route 1 Hopkins/Wonder World is now serviced by one bus every hour, which began on March 24, and the city says the hours of operation have been adjusted to reflect the fact that ridership after 4 p.m. daily has decreased significantly. The Interurban Express 1517 service has also been suspended until conditions improve.

Transit officials say the vehicles are sanitized often and deep cleaned regularly to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. 

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Alternate intercity services and schedules may be found online and fares will not be collected for the rest of April. The city says anyone with questions about the changes or transit service can call 512-478-RIDE (7433),



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