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Bus Routes to Help Students

A recent switch up in San Luis Obispo’s city bus routes will be especially useful for middle school and high school students, the City said.

“Parents of middle school and high school students [7th-12th grades],” a news release said, “will see refined SLO Transit options for this school year. Laguna Middle School students now have specific access from four SLO Transit routes [Routes 2A, 2B, 3A and 3B] and SLO High School students will again be able to transfer from every SLO Transit route to the ‘San Luis Drive Tripper’ route, which goes right by SLO High.”

The changes were implemented on June 18 with new routes, schedules and “a moderate expansion of service. These improvements are consistent with the City’s Short Range Transit Plan [2017-22] adopted by City Council in September of 2016.”

The Tripper bus makes three trips mornings and afternoons that coincide with SLOHS’ schedule. Since Tripper service began in 2015, the City said, ridership has grown by more than 50%, with K-12 student pass usage doubling.

Transit passes are sold at Boo Boo Records, SLO Chamber of Commerce, and the City Finance Counter in City Hall. Student discount passes are also sold at Laguna Middle School and SLO High.

“We’re seeing large growth in use of our discounted student passes,” said Transit Manager, Gamaliel Anguiano.

SLO Transit operates Mondays-Fridays from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Saturdays-Sundays, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. See: www.SLOTransit.org for more information, routes and schedules.

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