Public Transportation announces update for Logan County
Revised Flex Route effective Friday July 22, 2016

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[August 11, 2016]  LINCOLN - The Logan County Board and Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois (CAPCIL) announce a new update to the Logan Mason Public Transportation (LMPT) program. Beginning Friday July 22, 2016 LMPT buses will begin a new condensed flex route and run from 8:00 a.m. until 3:50 p.m. The route was condensed in order to better serve customer needs. Ridership is expected to increase now that the updated route is more time efficient.

A flex route is one where buses pick up and drop off riders at predetermined bus stops, but offers riders the opportunity to call in and make arrangements for the bus to pick up/drop from the established route. This allows individuals who are unable to make it to the predetermined spot to still be able to utilize LMPT. If an individual would need the bus to flex off of the established route they would need to call CAPCIL 24 hours prior to time of pick up. Due to the flex, scheduled pick up times could vary slightly.

Riders are able to board/depart at any of the locations on the schedule. Riders must be prepared to pay the fare with exact cash upon boarding as drivers do not carry change.

Fare rates are as follows:

• Adult: $3.00
• Child 6-12 years old (escort required): $1.50
• Children under age 5: Free
• Seniors (60+): $2.50 suggested donation

Bus schedules are available in print as well as online and mobile access. If you would like to view the route online, visit CAPCIL’s website at www.capcil.info/transportation-department.html

LMPT is also holding a “Spot the Bus” contest. If you see a LMPT bus while you are out in Logan County snap a picture and post it to the Facebook page. Every post gets entered for a prize for that month.

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All buses are equipped for ADA accessibility. The new flex route is very convenient for those who utilize public transportation to go to work, shop, or attend medical appointments. For current schedule updates, information, or to schedule a deviation to the route please call LMPT at 1-866-930-8212. If you have any questions in regards to the new program you may contact CAPCIL’s Transportation Director, DiAnne Turner at 217-732-2159 ext 242, or you may contact the Logan County Board at (217) 732–6400.

[Katie Alexander, Agency Development Director/Fundraising Co-Chair, Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois]

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