Residents living in the Pine Hill Trailer Park in Homer will now have access to the local public bus system after they petitioned to have a bus route changed.
County planners and bus operator, First Transit have agreed to extend the current bus route in Homer past the Homer Town Hall out to the trailer park on Route 11.
County Legislator Linda Jones says she was approached by residents in the park that had no way to get to the store or appointments without calling expensive taxi’s.
In order to accommodate the change, the bus will no longer stop at Homer High School where there were few riders.
First Transit recently received 4 new buses that include wheelchair ramps.