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Richland County Transit is rolling out a 6-month pilot of new and revised routes, beginning Tuesday, September 5.

RCT will pilot an Ontario circulator that will run primarily along Lexington-Springmill Road between the OSU/NCSC campus and WalMart. Customers will be able to transfer to the circulator from Route 1 (Park Ave) and Route 9 (W. 4th Street) and travel to the area’s many workplaces and shopping destinations. RCT will also streamline and adjust the remaining fixed routes to make schedules more efficient and to reach areas of higher demand.

These changes come after the announced closure of RCT’s Route #13 and Dial A Ride service to and from Shelby, which became effective on Friday, July 28. RCT continues to partner with Shelby Taxi, which provides door to door service within the City of Shelby.  

RCT’s operating hours will remain 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., depending on the route. The timing and location of individual bus stops on some routes may change, so new bus schedules will be forthcoming.

By February 2024, the piloted routes will be evaluated to determine which route changes will be made permanent. For maps, schedules, and more information, refer to the RCT website: rctbuses.com

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