Thursday, January 31, 2013

Daily bus service coming to Southeast area

Twice daily bus service from the Wasatch Front to San Juan County will begin in April. Salt Lake Express Bus Service will offer transportation that initiates in Blanding and terminates at the Salt Lake International Airport.

The service will offer connections with Greyhound Bus Service in Green River and the Wasatch Front, in addition to links for Amtrak, airports, major hospitals and bus service into Idaho, Wyoming and Montana.

Pope said that a Utah Department of Transportation study identified two big gaps in bus service in Utah, including routes into southeast Utah and into Sanpete and Sevier counties. The company will open both routes in coming months.

Reservations are required to use the service and can be made online or by telephone. Pope said the company operates full-sized coaches on other routes but expects to operate 16-passenger vehicles to the area until ridership grows. San Juan Record