Bus Service to Start Between Charleston and Morgantown

By: WSAZ News Staff Email
By: WSAZ News Staff Email

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Starting Tuesday, the West Virginia Division of Public Transit is offering bus service between Charleston and Morgantown beginning Tuesday, July 1, 2014.

The I-RIDE 79 bus service will make daily stops in Charleston, Clendenin, Flatwoods, Weston, Clarksburg, Fairmont, and Morgantown.

Fares start at just $3 and go up to $15, each direction, depending on where the passenger boards.

Buses are ADA accessible and equipped with WiFi, power outlets, reclining seats, seat belts, and restrooms.

“Our mission is to make travel in West Virginia safe and efficient for all and this service will help us achieve that goal,” said Transportation Secretary Paul Mattox. “It doesn’t matter where you live, everyone will now have access to different parts of the state and surrounding region along with a variety of services that may not be available in their communities.”

The WV Division of Public Transit has partnered with Barons Bus Lines of Cleveland, Ohio for the service.

The service is being funded with federal money appropriated to develop and support intercity bus transportation.

In celebration of the new service, rides will be FREE July 1-7, 2014. The inaugural trip will depart the Greyhound Terminal at 300 Reynolds Street in Charleston on July 1 at 10:15 a.m. To view the bus schedule and reserve your seat, call 888-378-3823 or click on the link to the right of this article.

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