Public Transportation Begins at Salina Airport
KSAL Staff - November 2, 2016 5:09 pm
OCCK will be providing a new transportation option for people using the Salina Regional Airport. Effective November 7th, a daily Monday through Friday shuttle service will pick up passengers within the city limits of Salina and deliver them to the airport to catch the afternoon flight to Denver. A daily shuttle will also be available for passengers disembarking the afternoon flight from Denver.
The OCCK Airport Shuttle Bus would pick up passengers at various locations around Salina and deliver them to the Airport Terminal by 12:30 p.m. to board the 2:06 p.m. flight to Denver, Monday through Friday. Passengers would need to call OCCK Transportation at 826-1583, by 4 p.m. the prior day, to schedule a pick up location and time. Shuttle reservations may be made up to two weeks in advance. The cost to passengers for the shuttle will be $2.00.
The OCCK Airport Shuttle Bus will also be waiting at the Airport Terminal at 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday to pick up passengers from the 1:51 p.m. flight from Denver that need rides to destinations within the Salina city limits. No reservations are necessary for this shuttle. Passengers merely inform the driver of their destination. The cost to passengers for this shuttle will also be $2.00. Exact fares will be needed as drivers are not able to make change.
“We’re very excited to launch this new service,” said Patrick Wallerius, VP/CFO at OCCK. “We look forward to serving Salina and the airport in this way, and this is another way we can give back to the community. We continue to look for new transportation partnerships that help us to increase accessibility options for transit in our area.”
“Transit is not just about social service. It’s also about economic development, keeping the community moving forward, “said Michelle Griffin, Mobility Manager at OCCK. “By partnering with other local and regional agencies, we can continue to meet the transportation needs of the area. We are committed to accessible, affordable, reliable transportation options for all citizens.”