People Mover changes go into effect July 2

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 11:37
  • The People Mover route 102 bus makes a stop in downtown Eagle River on Monday, April 24, 2017. The route was eliminated by the Municipality of Anchorage, which is in the process of streamlining its routes. (Star photo by Matt Tunseth)

Starting July 2, the Municipality of Anchorage will begin changes to its People Mover operations that will impact the Chugiak-Eagle River area.

According to a June 29 press release, the municipality will transfer operations of its AnchorRIDES program to the Chugiak-Eagle River Senior Center. According to the press release, the transfer will “improve the rider experience above current thresholds, as well as remove the duplication of service coverage.”

According to the muin, the senior center has been operating its own transportation system since 1976 and serves a larger area than the existing AnchorRIDES program. The senior center provides rides in an area from Hiland Road to Eklutna.

People Mover will still run a commuter bus (no. 92) between Anchorage and the Eagle River Transit Center during the morning and afternoon commutes.

For more information, visit the People Mover website at peoplemover.org. Anyone wanting to book at trip with the senior center can call 343-6543.

Read the entire press release here.

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