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Longview Transit celebrates anniversary, new route

Longview Transit celebrates anniversary, new route

POSTED: Friday, March 1, 2013 - 9:00pm

UPDATED: Friday, March 1, 2013 - 9:14pm

Longview Transit is celebrating 10 years of service to the community from 2003 - 2013. Special events are planned as part of the celebration. In addition, a new Route 7 will be added to Gladewater.

Longview Transit will host a city wide Scavenger Hunt March 4-7. Scavenger Hunt forms will be available on Longview Transit buses beginning on Monday, March 4. Forms will also be available online at The Scavenger Hunt is may be completed on the bus, but riding the bus is not required. Individuals that complete the scavenger hunt will be entered into a grand prize drawing.

An Open House will be held from 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Friday, March 8, at the Longview Transit Administrative Offices at 908 Pacific Avenue. In addition, Longview Transit employees with 5 or more years of services will be recognized during the Longview City Council meeting at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, March 14.

Longview Transit is also excited to announce an expansion of existing routes. Through a partnership between East Texas Council of Government, Longview Transit, and the City of Gladewater, Longview Transit will be able to provide quality public transportation west on Highway 80. Route 7 will service areas west on Highway 80 to Gladewater. This project will provide many advantages for people in Gladewater, Clarksville City, White Oak and Warren City. This partnership is an excellent example of three organizations working together to provide a safer more efficient transportation system for all citizens.

Route 7 will be available to passengers starting Friday, March 1, 2013. In addition, this service will be a flag stop system costing $1.25 per trip. Gladewater will have three designated stops located at the City of Gladewater Housing Authority, Lee Library, and Brookshire’s.

According to Longview Transit General Manager Scott Lewis, “We welcome our customers and colleagues to celebrate this event with us by participating in these activities. Over the past ten years, Longview Transit has continued to grow in ridership, and we are looking forward to the continued improvement of services over the next ten years.”

Longview Transit officially began providing transportation to the citizens of Longview on March 17, 2003. Recognizing a need for transportation options in the community, many concerned individuals and community leaders worked together to bring bus transportation for the residents of Longview. Since that time there has been an increase in ridership, an expansion of services, and improved technologies for riders, and the installation of additional bus shelters.

For more information about Longview Transit, please visit, call 903-753-2287, or like Longview Transit on facebook.


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