On-Demand Transit service to begin May 3 in Eureka

The Eureka Springs Transit System will be starting a new service on May3 called On-Demand Transit. This service will only be available from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights from May 3 to Oct. 26. This is an on-demand service. Riders would need to call the Transit Office for a pickup at 479-253-9572. This is a first-come, first-served service and reservations will not be taken for this service. The fare will be $6 per person per ride and will be payable to the driver.

On-Demand Transit will cover the area of the transit system’s trolley routes and trolley stops. When a rider calls for a ride, a driver will be dispatched for the pickup. This service is open to all riders.

“We believe this will be an affordable and reliable service. It will also be economically sound for Transit to provide this service,” said Ken “Smitty” Smith, transit director. “Many transit agencies are adding on-demand service to their transportation agencies and it seems to be a hit with customers. We will look at this service and evaluate whether to expand it in the future.”