From Tuesday, the Hill Country Transit District will introduce a new public bus route to Killeen.
The ‘flexible route’ known as the ‘Silver Line’ or Route 550 will operate from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, according to the district, which operates the HOP public bus system in Killeen and other parts of Killeen. other towns in the region. .
The new Silver Line will take a central route between the Rosa Hereford Killeen Community Center on East Venterans Memorial Boulevard, south to Walmart on Lowes Boulevard and continue to Lions Club Park on the Stan Schlueter Loop. The buses will then return to Walmart before starting the cycle again at the community center.
This route is essentially an on-demand service with pre-determined stops, and anyone can board at these locations without a reservation, according to a district press release.
But, between these stops, the new flexible route can also be diverted to pick up passengers at any site within half a mile of the route that passes through central Killeen, north and south from Interstate 14. The Silver Line will operate curb-to-curb and at the three stops listed. Additionally, the new line will pick up passengers who qualify under Americans with Disabilities Act regulations from any location within three-quarters of a mile of the fixed route to any destination that is also within less than three-quarters of a mile of a fixed route, according to release.
Passengers can schedule a pick-up time between 24 and 48 hours in advance and as long as there is space available. Reservations will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis. Drivers cannot wait at route deviations. Trips can be scheduled by calling 254-933-3700 ext. 5009.
Bus tickets cost $1, with lower prices available for people with Medicare, children, and seniors.