Airport shuttle to downtown service being considered

Airport shuttle to downtown service being considered
City of Longview

POSTED: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 6:00pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 - 6:14pm

Longview Transit officials are looking into the possibility of a $5 shuttle to and from East Texas Regional Airport.

The proposed shuttle has received a stamp of approval from both the airport and the Public Transportation Advisory Committee and is awaiting a sign of assent from the Federal Transit Authority.

“It just makes sense to have the airport connected with your bus system,” said Tequita Mumphrey, director of operations for Longview Transit. “Right now the way we are laid out ... it is kind of hard to go ahead and do what you need to do, but I am asking FTA to get approval.”

According to an informational flyer that Mumphrey handed out at Tuesday’s meeting of the Public Transportation Advisory Committee, the cost to ride the shuttle would be $5 each way from downtown Longview to the airport.

Continue reading this story from KETK newspaper partner the Longview News-Journal here.

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