Transit service sees increase during bad air days

Once again the State Department of Environmental Quality has issued a health advisory because of air pollution. The state says another red day is in effect Monday in Cache County.A red air alert means residents with respiratory or heart ailments, the elderly and children should limit their time outdoors, wood burning is prohibited and people are urged to drive less by carpooling or using mass transit.Cache Valley Transit District General Manager Todd Beutler says ridership is increasing and it always goes up during days like this. As for expanding service, Beutler says that will have to to wait.”The Maintenance Administration Facility, which is down on 6th north and 7th west,” Beutler says, “is at capacity and the Transit Center, if you look at it during peak times, we really have that thing at capacity, too.”He says the transit district is exploring all options it can even though overall ridership is down this year and tax revenues are down. “So we’re looking at other opportunities, maybe how we can expand so we can position the district to provide more service in the future.”The CVTD is still a fare-free system.

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