Maury Express to Dedicate New Buses

 
LEXINGTON, Va. (May 18, 2011) — A Dedication Ceremony to celebrate the delivery of two new buses that will be put into service on the “Maury Express” will be held on June 1, 2011. This ceremony will be held at the Stonewall Jackson Square located at 84 East Midland Trail, Lexington, VA at 12:45 p.m. Local government and college officials have been invited to participate in this event.

The “Maury Express” started providing service on March 1, 2011. The service has provided over 1,672 trips while the ridership continues to grow. It operates Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and provides service to Lexington, Buena Vista, and Rockbridge County. Riders pay a fare of $.50 upon boarding except Washington & Lee University and Virginia Military Institute (VMI) students, who ride free upon presentation of a valid student ID card.

Route maps and information about the Maury Express can be found at www.radartransit.org and at various locations along the bus route or by calling (800) 964-5707 Ext. 105.

These new vehicles are equipped with wheelchair accessible lifts, security cameras, bicycle racks and other options to make the ride more comfortable and safe for the public. They were purchased with a grant that was obtained through the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation.

For more information contact RADAR representatives, Leon Robertson at (800) 964-5707, ext. 105 or email leon@radartransit.org or Curtis Andrews at Extension 102 or curtis@radartransit.org.

ABOUT RADAR

RADAR is a private not-for-profit community corporation located in Roanoke, Virginia. RADAR has partnered with local governments and social service agencies to provide reliable, affordable transportation services since 1975. Currently, RADAR operates similar systems in the counties of Alleghany, Roanoke and Henry; the cities of Covington and Martinsville; and the towns of Iron Gate and Clifton Forge.

 
 
 

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