66.7 F
Bellingham
Sunday, July 5, 2020

WTA changes bus routes to and from campus

Riding the bus is about to change.

Whatcom Transportation Authority is changing routes, route numbers and route names on Sunday, March 19, in an effort to make the system easier to understand.

Passengers headed between downtown Bellingham, Western and Bill McDonald Parkway can catch the Blue Line, which includes routes 107, 108 and 109.

The route that runs from Lincoln Street, Lincoln Creek Park & Ride and Western is now going to be serviced by the 190.

Service to 32nd St. will be reduced, but the route from there to Western will now be served by route 11. Passengers can also catch route 5, which will eventually transfer to the Blue Line at Bill McDonald and Samish Way.

Photo by Harrison Amelang

The York neighborhood will still be served by the 108 on Ellis Street and passengers may also ride the 107 home. They can catch the Blue Line at Billy Frank Jr. and Holly Street.

For students who live in Happy Valley, the route will not be changing. The easiest trip will still be  route 14, which goes from Fairhaven to downtown.

Students who are traveling to Western from anywhere else can catch a bus to the downtown bus station and then hop on the Blue Line and go straight to the school. They may also park at the Lincoln Creek Park & Ride, then hop on the 190.

Changes are not just coming by way of new and different routes, some are also being eliminated.  

The 43 and 44, which runs to Yew Street, will no longer be running. Instead, that area will be served by the 5 and the 533.
These are only a few of the changes that are being made. To find out more information, visit WTA’s website or call (360) 676-RIDE.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

3,958FansLike
1,241FollowersFollow
5,460FollowersFollow
0SubscribersSubscribe

Must Read

Sports: Pros and cons of Seahawks’ NFL draft pick Malik McDowell

Why did the Seahawks go after a defensive tackle with their first selection in the 2017 NFL draft? Coming off...

Resident advisers hold open forum with university officials to discuss concerns

Written by: Bram Briskorn and Questen Inghram Over 300 people packed into Arntzen Hall, room 100 as if it were...

Lynden protests stay-at-home amid pandemic

A parade of vehicles boasting American flags, honking horns arrive at the Lynden Freedom Parade to...

Latest News

March to defund police seeks structural change

Sunday’s protest in solidarity with Black Lives Matter unites communities including LGBTQ+, Black, Indigenous people...

Campus wildlife during the pandemic

With most public spaces closed due to COVID-19, wild animals have once again filled those spaces

Want to change how much you pay on student loans?

By Kiana Doyle Student loans — the daunting subject that can strike fear in the heart of any college...

We should be supporting tattoo artists during the pandemic

Flash sheet by Rodney Smartlowit. // Photo courtesy of Rodney Smartlowit Opinion By Kaelin Bell

COVID-19 restrictions on scuba divers

By Jason James There is one local certified scuba shop, Gone Diving, that must...

More Articles Like This