The City of Wichita has added two new west-side bus routes, and you can ride for free.
The two new routes serve residents along West Maple and West Central. Both routes will operate every 30 minutes during transit business hours (5:45 a.m. to 7:45 p.m.), Monday through Friday and on Saturday (6:45 a.m.-6:45 p.m.)
During a promotional period, from April 12 through 26, 2014, service on both routes is free.
In addition to the free rides, you can also win prizes. From April 14-26, 2014, ride either the West Maple or West Central, fill out a registration form on the bus, drop it in the box before you leave and you’ll be entered into the weekly drawing for one of two $100 gift cards to a store of your choosing at NewMarket Square, or other discounts and gift cards for other local stores.
The more you ride, the better your chances of winning. Riders must provide their name, valid phone number and address in order to win. Winner’s names will be announced each week at www.wichiatransit.org, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/wichitatransit, and Twitter @WichitaTransit. Winners can redeem prizes by picking them up at the Wichita Transit Administration building located at 777 E. Waterman, or can make arrangements to have prizes mailed to their address.
In addition to the two new routes, Wichita Transit will implement a neighborhood feeder service in selected areas. The route improvements were announced on Monday but took effect on Saturday, April 12, 2014.
(Something else that’s kind of neat – I just saw on the website that Wichita buses now have free wi-fi.)
More info on the new West Central bus route.
More info on the new West Maple bus route.