NORFOLK, Neb. (KCAU) – Norfolk, Nebraska, is getting new transit in the city next year.
North Fork Area Transit announced Wednesday new transit services coming to the area in early 2022. The transit service showed off new vehicles.
There will be three services offered with the expansion. The first, called ForkLift, will provide a regularly scheduled bus service of three routes. There will be about 100 marked bust stops throughout Norfolk with schedules available for each route. Route 1 utilizes Norfolk Avenue and goes to and from Walmart and Northeast Community College. Route 2 uses Pasewalk Avenues, and if goes from Fountain Point to Norfolk Senior High School. The last route also goes to and from Walmart and Northeast Community College but uses Benjamin Avenue.
If users can’t get to a bus stop, they can book custom stops at least two hours in advance. These deviations must be within three-fourths of a mile of the bus route.
ForkLift rides will need to be paid with exact cash only. A one-way trip on the bus will be one dollar and $1.50for a route deviation. An unlimited monthly pass will cost $30 per person or $20 for seniors, those disabled or have Medicaid or VA benefits.
The second service is TeleLift, a curb-to-curb service with 24-hour advance reservation. There will be two areas of this service, local and regional. Rides can be scheduled by calling 402-379-4595. Local rides will cost $2 for a one-way trip up to 30 miles. No pricing is currently available for regional rides.
The last of the transit services will be on-demand, similar to Uber. Called ExpressLift, users will be able to book a same-day ride.
Schedules haven’t been finalized, but are tentatively set for Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. TeleLift rides can be scheduled Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
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The ForkLift and TeleLift vehicle will be wheelchair accessible with lifts and secure wheelchair tie-downs.
They plan to have pop-up events to provide the public more information. On Thursday, they will be at Northeast Community College Union at 801 E. Benjamin Ave. from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and at Hy-Vee East at 120 E. Norfolk Avenue on Thursday from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Then on Friday at Wal-Mart at 2400 W. Pasewalk Avenue from 9:00-11:00 a.m.