Votran makes changes to Sunday service.
Written by Anthony Bicy
Belden Communications News
Votran, Volusia County's public transportation system, has decided that Sunday service on Routes 1 and 17 will be modified beginning Sunday, February 20, by eliminating the “Tripper” service, which only operates on Sundays.
The “Tripper” service is the additional bus that leaves the Intermodal Transit Facility five minutes before the actual Routes 1 and 17 departs. There are no changes to the trips provided under the Americans with Disabilities Act programs.
“Over the past year, transit agencies statewide have had to adjust service due to staffing shortages and hiring difficulties,” said Votran General Manager Kelvin Miller. “Votran is committed to providing safe, reliable service to customers, and we are working diligently to address these challenges and resume regular service as quickly as possible.”
According to a release, measures meant to combat the staffing shortages are in place, like Votran giving $1,000 employee hiring and retention bonuses. These proactive measures and interim service modifications ensure service continues to operate smoothly while Votran actively recruits additional staff. Printed bus schedules may not show the latest updates for Votran’s current operations.
All Votran riders must wear a mask at all times while onboard or inside Votran facilities, per TSA and CDC requirements.