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.