Gary reroutes bus service in Hammond
By Maria Amante firstname.lastname@example.org/648-3072 June 28, 2012 7:58PM
Updated: July 30, 2012 6:38AM
Gary public transit is making its way into Hammond, but it’s not because of the Regional Bus Authority’s departure.
Gary Public Transit Co. is rerouting Route 12, the tri-city connection bus, in order to maintain connections to Pace’s Routes 350 and 364.
The RBA ends service on June 30 after a struggle to secure funding.
David Wright, GPTC director, said the organization wants to maintain a presence in downtown Hammond even though Rabin Plaza is closing.
“It would be difficult with this little bit of reroute to pick up too much (RBA) slack,” he said.
Starting Monday, Route 12 will turn west off of Hohman onto Sibley before traveling north on State Line Road to State Street, then turning south onto Morton Court.
The new route terminus/transfer point will be Morton Court between State and Sibley Streets, near Strack and Van Til. The Pace terminus will be between Willow Court and State Street, creating a transit corridor along Morton Court.
Wright said he wanted to ensure the connection was maintained between the two bus systems.