Commissioners will consider fixed bus routes

Clovis city commissioners will consider approving a proposed fixed bus route system in tonight’s city commission meeting.

Also up for consideration in tonight’s meeting is the decision to establish a transportation task force that will work to implement the proposal, according to Clovis Area Transit System Director Mary Lou Kemp.

Introduced to commissioners in January, the proposal includes establishing three routes in the city. The busses will operate from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, Kemp said.

CATS provides 5,000 one-way trips a month using a demand-response service, according to a commissioned study.

Scheduled pickups would be included in the proposed service, but would be limited to residents 60 years or older and the disabled.

Kemp said the proposal would allow the city’s transportation service to operate more efficiently.

“I don’t see a cost savings but we will be able to serve a greater population with the same funds,” she said.

She said the expected population growth in the city warrants fixed bus routes.

What: Clovis City Commission Meeting

When: 5:15 p.m. today

Where: Clovis-Carver Public Library North Annex