Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Cookeville-Knoxville Bus Route In The Works

If you don't have transportation, you'll have more opportunities to catch the bus in the next several months. Federal money is being used to expand what's called "intercity" bus service in Tennessee. A Cookeville-Monterey-Crossville-Crab Orchard run is expected to begin about mid-year. It would ultimately end up at the Knoxville airport or bus station. The Upper Cumberland Human Resources Agency, which is already operating the Cookeville Area Transit System or CATS, will take the lead in developing the intercity route, using a portion of some three million dollars in federal funding from the American Recovery and Re-investment Act. Officials say vehicle revenue miles and ridership are two of the most important measurements of the program's performance.