The Pretzel City had a kickoff party for its new transit system.
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held this afternoon for the Pretzel City Transit. It's Freeport first public transporation program, that comes equiped with seven new buses. Residents can catch a ride anywhere in town, too restuarants, school, and even the doctors office. Now transportation was being offered to the elderly through the Senior Center. But, now everyone welcome to take advantage of the extended services.
"We love our seniors and we want to provide them with transportation, and we are doing that. But we also opened it up to the entire community. So if kids want a ride to school, go to Highland College, the YMCA. People who want to go shopping down to the shopping centers to the south, and up to the north and the downtown area. It's a great way to get around," said Freeport Mayor George Gaulrapp.
To catch a ride, just call 233-RIDE. If you request a pick-up 24hrs in advance the fee is $2 dollars per ride; or $5 dollars the day of.
Hours of operation:
6 a.m. to Midnight (M-F)
6 a.m. to 1 p.m (Saturday)
For additional information head to www.pretzelcitytransit.com