County Council approved making Votran’s temporary route adjustments permanent in response to the driver shortage.
After approval from County Council earlier in 2022, Votran enacted route reductions in three phases due to a shortage of drivers. Route changes, which are now permanent, are as follows:
- All Saturday routes operate on a 60-minute frequency throughout the day.
- Routes 3, 4, 11 and 60 operate on a 60-minute frequency during non-peak times.
- Routes 7, 10 and 20 operate on a 60-minute frequency throughout the day.
“Our staff held six public meetings, two of which were virtual, allowing residents to voice concerns of how the change in routes is impacting them,” said Votran General Manager Kelvin Miller. “With our driver shortage, we had to find ways to still deliver a quality service, but with fewer resources.”
Votran will continue to assess the needs of its riders and propose route adjustments when appropriate.
“If you or someone you know likes working with people and driving, we’re hiring drivers starting at $17.00 per hour, a full benefits package and provide free in-house training to obtain a CDL,” Miller included.
Residents may learn more about riding Votran, including starting a career with them, by visiting votran.org.