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, […]

Study suggests fixed bus routes

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer A feasibility report recommends the city’s public transportation provider switch to a fixed bus route system because it would reduce operating expenses, expand service and accommodate growth. The report by a Scottsdale, Ariz.,-based mass transit consulting firm recommends the Clovis Area Transit System implement three bus routes snaking through […]

Consultant recommends city follow fixed-route bus system

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer A public transportation consultant told city commissioners Thursday that Clovis Area Transit System is ready for fixed routes. Ream Lazaro said switching to a fixed-route system would save the city money and increase rider options. The city contracted with Lazaro in September to design a fixed-route system for CATS. […]

Transportation vehicles, employees ready to roll

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks City Manager Joe Thomas said the new Clovis Area Transit System facility could serve as a central hub if the transit system established a fixed route bus system. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Clovis Area Transit System will move into its new $2 million facility next month, according to […]

Public’s input on bus, commuter services sought

CNJ staff The Clovis Area Transit System is seeking public input to determine if changes should be made to the system. The city-run transit system is considering instituting a fixed route/fixed time bus service, according to CATS Director Mary Lou Kemp. A commuter service to Portales is also being considered, she said. A public information […]

Financial tools key to success

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer: Guest columnist Managing a business’ finances can be a huge undertaking. It can be a daunting task to connect how an increase in advertisement will impact sales, and most importantly, how the increase will affect the balance sheet. There are financial tools available to help decide how to raise wages or change […]

Grant keeps CATS moving around Clovis

Jack King The Clovis Area Transit System (CATS) will be getting a new administration/customer service facility and some new buses thanks to a $1.6 million grant from the Federal Transit Administration, said CATS director Mary Lou Kemp. Kemp said the city hopes to break ground on the new facility, which will be located on Seventh […]