Transit authority makes changes

March 21, 2020 Cranberry Living


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The Butler Transit Authority has announced changes to local and commuter bus service due to the coronavirus, according to a news release from the authority.

The changes will begin Monday.

Regarding local service, all fares will be free.

In addition, passengers will enter and exit buses from the back door and remain behind the white line to protect drivers.

An exception will be made for elderly passengers and those with mobility issues, who will be permitted to board normally.

The downtown Butler terminal will be closed.

Monday through Saturday service will use the Saturday schedule, ending with trip 10, meaning Route 5 will not operate.

Commuter service to Pittsburgh will be reduced to one bus traveling Route 8 and one bus traveling Route 68.

Those run times are listed on the authority's website, butlertransit.com under the “Coronavirus Service Changes” tab.

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Paula Grubbs

Paula Grubbs

Paula Grubbs is a Butler County native who has been with the Butler and Cranberry Eagle newspapers since June 2000. Grubbs has covered the Mars School District and Middlesex Township for over 20 years with the Eagle and her former employer, the Cranberry Journal. She also covers Adams Township, Evans City and Mars in addition to events and incidents throughout Southwestern Butler County as assigned. Grubbs has taken the lead at the Cranberry Eagle in reporting on shale gas development, which has been a hotly debated topic in the recent past, both locally and nationally. A 1979 graduate of Butler Senior High School and a 1994 graduate of Geneva College, Grubbs has won a Golden Quill and four Keystone state awards, plus an award from the Society of Professional Journalists. Grubbs enjoys following the Penguins, Pirates and Steelers, volunteers with the Connoquenessing Creek Cleanup each summer, and loves spending time outdoors and bird watching at her Penn Township home. Grubbs is the daughter of James R. Davis Sr., of Center Township, and the late Maxine Davis. She has two grown children, Jacqueline and Thomas.