ANCHORAGE – The Municipality of Anchorage’s (MOA) Public Transportation Department (PTD) has a service change scheduled for Monday, July 1, 2019.
The changes are aimed to improve on-time performance and add additional destinations and transfer opportunities. The improvements are based on rider feedback collected since the implementation of the new bus service in October 2017.
- Weekday peak service on the Route 55 that serves Lake Otis Pkwy will operate every 30 minutes instead of every 60 minutes. The route will also extend beyond Providence Hospital to the Alaska Native Medical Center (ANMC) and two new bus stops will be installed at Lake Otis Pkwy and Waldron Dr.
- The Route 65 that serves Jewel Lake Rd will be rerouted to service the Airport. It will no longer begin and end at the Spenard Rd and Wisconsin St intersection.
- More trips will be added to the Route 91 that serves south Anchorage via the Old Seward Hwy. Currently, there are only four trips each weekday. This will increase to twelve trips that operate on the weekdays between 7:00 AM and 10:00 AM and between 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM.
- Sunday service will increase by one hour to 8 PM, from 7 PM, on all routes (except Routes 91 and 92). There will be one weekend schedule, as opposed to Saturday and Sunday each having a different schedule.
- In order to improve on-time performance and transfer opportunities, all routes will have new schedules with changes to the trip start and end times.
- The Route 40 that serves Spenard Rd will end service at Midnight, instead of 2 AM.
Riders are encouraged to review the changes and plan their trips in advance of Monday to ensure they make it to their destinations on time. All the changes can be viewed online (peoplemover.org) and new maps and schedules are available on the bus or at Customer Service at the Downtown Transit Center. Riders can also call 907-343-6543 for more information.
For more information, please contact Bart Rudolph at (907) 343-8490 or visit www.peoplemover.org.