Cape Flex Bus Schedule to Change on January 2nd, 2007

Changes announced for the Flex bus schedule

Changes are coming to the Flex transit bus on the Lower/Outer Cape, beginning January 2. Passengers will be allowed to wave the bus to a stop at any safe point along its route in Harwich, Brewster and Orleans, in addition to Provincetown and parts of North Truro. Flagging will continue to be prohibited along Rte. 6.

On January 2, new stops will be added at: Star Market on Sisson Road in Harwich and Central Village Plaza, along Rte. 6 in North Truro. In addition, the Chamber of Commerce stop in Harwich Port will be shifted to Rte. 28 in the village to simplify transfers to the Hyannis to Orleans Breeze bus. Harwich stops at Fontaine Medical Center and at the Exit 10 Park & Ride lot have been discontinued because of lower- than-expected ridership.

The Flex bus runs year-round, Monday through Saturday. It costs $1 to ride, 50 cents for people 60 and older and others with disabilities, regardless of the distance traveled. Off-route rides cost an additional dollar.

A revised Flex map and timetable will be posted online January 2nd at welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on