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Next Phase of CyRide 2.0 Implementation to Begin Aug. 13

Post Date:08/08/2018 9:30 AM

CyRide will begin implementing the final phase of  CyRide 2.0 changes by modifying a majority of its current routes/schedules beginning on Monday, Aug. 13. “After almost two years of planning, gaining feedback, and preparing for a new route/schedule structure, CyRide is excited to complete the last phase of these changes, which will serve the needs of Ames residents for years to come,” said Sheri Kyras, CyRide Director.

CyRide customers are encouraged to visit CyRide’s website at www.cyride.com/cyride2.0 to check out the new schedules and routes. It is CyRide2.0important to note that some routes/trips will not operate August 13-17 because CyRide operates a break schedule due to lower demand when Iowa State University is not in session.

There are several tips to make the new system easier for customers.  First, customers should arrive at their bus stop location on time so that CyRide buses can stay on schedule. Delays due to customers running for the bus can make everyone on the bus late to their destination. Second, bus stop numbers have changed this year, so customers should update this information if they use NextBus. Third, customers are encouraged to plan ahead and take an earlier trip, if possible, as more frequent trips are provided on many routes under CyRide 2.0. An earlier bus may be only a few minutes earlier and may be less crowded. Customers who have no flexibility in their schedule may find themselves in in a bind if the bus they need is at capacity and they have to wait for the next bus.  CyRide’s NextBus app, which can be accessed through CyRide’s website, can help customers identify the next three bus trips from their stop, making identification of these trips easier to locate. Fourth, guaranteed transfers will be available only at the City Hall bus stop to ensure CyRide buses remain on time.

For questions or comments, please email CyRide at cyride@cyride.com or call 515.292.1100.  For more information regarding CyRide 2.0 implementation, go to   www.cyride.com/cyride2.0 or call CyRide at 515.292.1100.     

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