Eden launches first bus transit system in more than 60 years
EDEN, N.C. — Eden has launched its first set of city buses to hit the road in more than 60 years.
The city launched the public transit Monday morning during a ceremony in front of the Chamber of Commerce.
Two SKAT buses were purchased through a two-year N.C. Department of Transportation grant to the Aging, Disability & Transit Services of Rockingham County.
Continuation of the service will depend on ridership over the next couple of years.
The bus routes run hourly from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The cost to ride is $1. Stops include shopping and healthcare destinations.
More information on routes is available at rideskat.org or by calling (336) 347-2287.
In the video above, Nicole Ferguson speaks with city leaders about the significance of launching the service, which has been missing from the community since the 1950s.