The “B” route will be reconfigured to pick up many of the riders who used to rely on the “A” Route.
Citylink will still serve Post Falls from Riverstone on Seltice and Mullan Avenue north and south of Interstate 90.
Service will be expanded north of Mullan Avenue on Idaho Street to Poleline, then Poleline to Spokane Street to serve the residential area and to access the Post Falls Library.
Two-way service will be provided between Post Falls, Coeur d’Alene and Hayden eliminating much of the current loop routing.
More bus stops will be added along the routes, which will make transit access more convenient for riders.
By providing more stops along the fixed routes, this may decrease the distance riders have to walk to their final destination and provide better access to service.
With more stops, the ridership may also redistribute to the new bus stops, thereby making loading and unloading at each stop quicker and easier.
Buses will no longer go directly into the NIC campus. Transit stops will be provided on Northwest Boulevard at Hubbard and Mullan Avenues.
We have increased the frequency of the routes to provide hourly service as opposed to the current 85 minutes per trip.
The Link Route will provide easy two way (both inbound and outbound from Riverstone) access to the Kootenai Medical Center campus.
Citylink routes and stops will no longer use private property, which reduces potential liabilities, and travel time.
With the reduction in transit service area, the boundary of the Paratransit service area will also be reduced to coincide with the changes in routing and hours of service. This change will impact some current users of the paratransit service.
If you do not live within the new paratransit service area, but are eligible for paratransit service, you may still use the service if you are able to get to a connecting location within the paratransit service area. Please note that your ride outside of the paratransit service area will need to be your responsibility.
There are no changes contemplated for the Kootenai Medical Center transit service.
We have used what we’ve learned over the past several years to make improvements to the system, such as:
Adding approximately 125 more bus stops to the system.
Adding more two way service on the routes.
Decreasing wait time for riders by providing more frequent service.
Again, it is important to remember that this will be a sustainable building block upon which we can grow the system as more funding becomes available.