OSKALOOSA, Iowa (AP) ó Bus service will be begin Monday in Oskaloosa as officials work to meet the needs of residents who canít drive and donít have access to rides.
The Oskaloosa Herald reports service will begin on a route with about 15 stops. Service will be on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The bus will be free to those younger than 18 and $1 for adults.
Dylan Mulfinger, a city management analyst, says 6 percent of Mahaska County households donít have access to vehicles.
For the service to be considered successful, officials want to see the bus provide transportation to people who now donít have access and for ridership to increase in the programís second year.
State, local and private funding is paying for the new service.