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CCRTA looking for public’s input to expand services

Posted: 7:14 PM, Jan 24, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-24 20:16:18-05

 

The Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority is working on re-designing their system.

“The community is growing, the demographics and the areas of where people need to go has changed over time,” says CCRTA CEO Jorge Cruz-Aedo.

CEO Jorge Cruz-Aedo says after a few slow years, their ridership is on the rise. Last year, they conducted 5.5 million rides.

“Everywhere, I ride it to work, ride it home,” says a bus ride that wanted to remain anonymous.

CCRTA currently has 34 specific routes, but that could soon change. The transportation authority is conducting the first of many surveys.

“We want to know what it is our rider’s needs are and what our future riders are looking for,” says Cruz-Aedo.

Cruz-Aedo says depending on the data, they are looking at new routes, expanding their express service, even considering an on-call service.

“Scheduling a pick-up at designated areas and then get you to the bus routes,” says Cruz-Aedo.

Rider’s say they would like shorting wait periods between rides.

“If you miss a bus, you have to wait another 30 minutes for it to come around,” says a bus rider.

“A bus every 15 minutes, 30 minutes is okay, but there’s some busses that are every hour,” says bus rider David Silva.

To take the survey, follow this link.

For information on bus routes, prices, and other services visit www.ccrta.org