WTA, Nooksack tribe to hold meeting on east county bus route changes


Proposed changes to bus service in eastern Whatcom County will be presented at a public meeting 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 29.

Officials from Whatcom Transportation Authority and the Nooksack Indian Tribe will hold the meeting at the Deming Library, 5044 Mount Baker Highway.

Service on the Bellingham-to-Kendall bus, Route 72X, would be expanded, with two weekday trips and one Saturday trip added. Under the proposal, the 72X would no longer make the side trip to Van Zandt, and local service between Van Zandt and Everson would be added.

Changes to 72X, if approved, would begin on Sept. 21. The Van Zandt-to-Everson bus would begin running this fall or winter.

For more information, contact Rick Nicholson, WTA service development director, at rickn@ridewta.com or 360-738-4585; or Keri Shepherd, Nooksack Indian tribal transportation planner, at kshepherd@nooksack-nsn.gov or 360-739-8653.

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