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Freeport-area public transit nearly doubles in last 6 months

February 12, 2015

FREEPORT, Ill. (AP) — Freeport-area public transportation has seen a boost in the last six months.

The (Freeport) Journal Standard reports (http://bit.ly/1J0EnbN ) that ridership numbers for Pretzel City Area Transit have nearly doubled since it partnered with the Senior Resource Center of Stephenson and Jo Daviess Counties.

The service provided about 39,000 rides during the 2013-2014 fiscal year. City Transit Coordinator Kevin Cooley says in comparison the service provided about 34,000 rides between July 1 and Dec. 31. Cooley says the service is on pace to have between 65,000 and 70,000 rides this year.

Fares are $3 for a one-way ticket in Freeport and $6 for a one-way ticket to destinations outside the city. The service has 13 fleet vehicles.

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Information from: The Journal-Standard, http://www.journalstandard.com/jshome.taf

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