9/6/2007 9:16 AM
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: September 6, 2007
A Division of Tri-County Council for the Lower Eastern Shore of Maryland
Salisbury, MD - Shore Transit recently purchased three new 2007 Champion, 30 foot passenger buses. The new buses will be converted to Biodiesel fuel in mid-late September. Biodiesel is a safer more cost effective fuel that offers better emissions and is less toxic.
On Thursday, September 6, 2007, Shore Transit will begin training drivers on how to operate the new buses and the guidelines for pre-tripping the buses prior to beginning their shifts. The first bus (#402) will be placed on Route 22/ORANGE. This bus route travels route13 north, from Calvert Street, to The Centre at Salisbury, Wal-Mart, traveling through the Northwood Drive Industrial Park area and back to Salisbury/Calvert Street.
The second bus will be placed on Route 22/PINK. This bus route travels from downtown Calvert Street to Riverside Medical Center, Pine Bluff Village, Fruitland Wal-Mart, Milford Street Medical Center, Giant Food and back to Salisbury/Calvert Street.
The third bus will be placed on Route 11 ( Salisbury-Pocomoke-Ocean City). This bus route travels from downtown Calvert Street, to the Princess Anne/Somerset Plaza, Pocomoke, Berlin, West Ocean City Park & Ride and back to Salisbury/Calvert Street.
Shore Transit provides regional public transportation for three counties, on Maryland's Lower Eastern Shore; Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester counties.
Shore Transit has coordinated its transportation efforts to effectively offer a cost-efficient system that provides transportation options for everyone. Shore Transit’s goal has always been to develop a high –level roadmap for regional transportation solutions that are efficient, effective, and adequately support our growing regional economy.
For $1:50 per boarding, passengers can ride on our buses seven days a week from 6:00 am to 1:00 am, during the summers months, with reduced hours in the fall through early spring.
Shore Transit fares are economical. The bus stops are conveniently located through-out the three counties, and we are diligently working to help protect the environment. So, come take a ride with Shore Transit today! We’re Going Places…
For scheduling information, please visit our website at www.shoretransit.org or contact our operations office Monday through Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm by calling 443-260-2300, option #2.