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Public Transportation Re-Named to CRANE Public Transit

Post Date:February 04, 2019 4:30 pm


Public Transportation Re-Named

to CRANE Public Transit

   The City of Grand Island and Hall County are pleased to inform the community that Hall County Public Transportation is being re-branded. Beginning Thursday, February 28, 2019, the service will be re-named CRANE Public Transit.  CRANE is an acronym for Central Ride Agency of Nebraska.

   In 2013, the City of Grand Island became a provider of transit services for the Urbanized Area of Grand Island under the 5307 Urbanized Area Formula Program.  Hall County provides transit services outside of the Urbanized Area of Grand Island, for all remaining residents of Hall County. In 2017, a Transit Needs Analysis was conducted and one of the primary suggestions of this study was to develop a new name and brand which represents the new partnership between the City and County.

   An Open House is planned in coordination with the release of the new name at CRANE Public Transit’s office, 1016 Diers Ave. Suite 119, on Thursday, February 28, 2019 from 4pm-5:30pm.

   Transit services provided will remain the same.  The newly named CRANE Public Transit will serve the residents of Hall County with a portal-to-portal, demand responsive service operating within the urbanized area of Grand Island and the communities of Alda, Wood River, Cairo, and Doniphan. Transit services are provided weekdays from 6am to 5pm, with a $2 charge per one-way trip. At minimum, a 24-hour notice is required from an individual needing transportation. Rides generally book farther out than 24-hours, so users of this service are encouraged to call as far in advance as possible.

   For more information, please call 308-646-6571.


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