One-way tickets on the Oak Ridge Transit System will increase from $1.50 to $2 on Nov. 1, officials said.
Additional stops during a trip will cost an extra $1, and extra stops must be scheduled when reservations are made, a city press release said.
The Oak Ridge Transit System is a fixed-route transportation service for the city, and it is operated by East Tennessee Human Resource Agency, or ETHRA. The transit system is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and will transport Oak Ridge residents anywhere within the city limits, the release said.
Reservations to ride the Oak Ridge Transit System can be made by calling (865) 482-2785 during operating hours. Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance of the trip.
Routine trips can be scheduled for a standing appointment. If a rider plans to cancel a trip, they should contact the call center as soon as possible, so a driver is not dispatched, the release said.
The Oak Ridge Transit System office is located at 728 Emory Valley Road in Oak Ridge in the ETHRA facility. Currently, no reservations are accepted through the ETHRA website, due to the additional information needed to schedule a trip, the press release said.
More information is available through the ETHRA website at www.ethrapublictransit.org/oakridgetransit, by calling (865) 482-2785, or at the city’s website at www.oakridgetn.gov. See also this flyer: ETHRA Oak Ridge Transit System.