Topeka Metropolitan Transit Board Discusses Upcoming Activities

By: Stephanie Schultz
By: Stephanie Schultz

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - The Topeka Metropolitan Transit Board met today to discuss the future of transportation.

Today the board discussed many activities on the horizon to encourage people to take the city buses.

National Bike Month is coming up and in support of that, bikers will be able to take the bus for free through the month of May.

They are also looking at installing credit card readers in buses to allow a wider variety of people to participate.

But Chairman Rodney Miller believes a "smart quarter" smart phone app could be most beneficial to Topekans.

"users will be able to tell when the buses are about to show up rather than having an 'oh, did iIjust miss it five minutes ago?'", Miller said. "At least they will have an idea if they have a smart phone or signage that may be available at the bus stops about when the bus might show up."

Miller also says for $50, students will be able to ride the buses for the entire summer.


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