The Bloomington Normal Public Transit System is rolling out a new route plan that it hopes will create half hour frequency for all buses. Instead of 13 fixed routes, there will be 18 routes, largely serving the same area. There are two exceptions. The plan would eliminate the Teal-J route on the far east side of the twin cities. That would cut service to the airport. But, the BNPTS would create a dial-a-ride service to replace the Teal-J, which has been under review for some time because of low usage. The plan also calls for cancellation of the school tripper service to Normal Community West High School. There will be two public hearings to gather input on the new routes. The first will be the afternoon of October 30th at the Town of Normal Council Chambers in Uptown Station. The second hearing will be the evening of November first at Bloomington City Hall.
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