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Public transit bus service expands from Park Falls to PhillipsSubmitted: 06/12/2018
Ben Meyer
Ben Meyer
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bmeyer@wjfw.com

Public transit bus service expands from Park Falls to Phillips
PHILLIPS - Success in Park Falls convinced Price County to expand its public transit bus service to Phillips, as well.

The system has been offering rides in Phillips for a few weeks.

The public bus started in Park Falls two years ago. The Park Falls bus alone provided more than 500 rides a month last year, going far above expectations.

"As long as we're in that 500 to 1,000 range, I think that for us is successful," said Price County Administrator Nick Trimner. "We'd love to see it used even more. We'd love to see having to have even more buses here because it's being used so much."


The bus is designed for many kinds of people and many uses.

"Originally, everybody thought this was a medical bus," Trimner said. "When you look at the numbers, a lot of people are just going to the grocery store, going to the bank, just getting their daily errands done."

It's now also offering Saturday service and a regular bus between Park Falls and Phillips. Transportation is free for kids in the summer, voters on election day, and to things like blood donation.

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