GoBus cutting service after communities redefined as urban
Gladewater — Gladewater is too big for its buses.
So are White Oak and Clarksville City, all of which the U.S. Census Bureau now considers part of an urban zone. That means they no longer are eligible for the rural transportation system known locally as GoBus.
“I don’t know what I’m going to do without it now,” Gladewater GoBus rider Karen Parkinson said, after arranging her last ride to the laundromat on the purple-and-green, compact bus operated by the 14-county East Texas Council of Governments.
Parkinson, disabled by poor knees and living on a fixed income, has taken the on-demand ride service to Longview for doctor’s appointments, to renew her phone card monthly at Walmart and other needs since 2009.
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