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Salina to Abilene Bus Service Ending

Todd PittengerFebruary 4, 2022

Public Transportation between Salina and Abilene is coming to an end.

According to OCCK Transportation, they ending the KanConnect fixed route bus service between Salina and Abilene at the end of the day on February 11th, 2022.

KanConnect has been operating as a weekly bus route pilot project between Salina and Abilene since June 2020.

“The KanConnect route came about as an opportunity during the early days of the pandemic,” said Michelle Griffin, Mobility Manager for North Central Kansas.  “We are always looking for ways to better assist residents of the counties we serve.  At this time, we need to look at solutions and potentially move forward in other directions.”

Residents that need to get to either Abilene or Salina should call OCCK Transportation for other ride options.

OCCK, Inc. provides services in north central Kansas to anyone with any type of long or short-term disability, starting as early as birth and following people through their whole lives.  OCCK provides an array of supports for success at home and in the community, including independent living skills and supports, employment and career training, Alzheimer’s supports, autism services, assistive technology, children’s services, transportation, specialized therapies, and home health care.  For more information about OCCK, Inc., visit www.occk.com.

 

OCCK is committed to providing transportation services to the general public, seniors, and persons with disabilities, through a variety of programs, including a fixed route service in Salina, CityGo, a regional paratransit service that serves fourteen counties, non emergency medical transportation for people with Medicaid, as well as non emergency medical transportation for clients of Salina Regional Health Center, a regional fixed route service, 81 Connection, KANcycle – the regional bike sharing program, GoAbilene public transportation, and the newest program, GoConcordia.

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