New year brings changes to Presidio shuttle bus service
PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - "Bluebird" shuttle buses provide free intra-Presidio transportation to students of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center.

PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY - The Presidio of Monterey's "Bluebird" shuttle bus routes and schedules were adjusted Jan. 4, according to an announcement by the Presidio Garrison's Directorate of Logistics.

The buses provide free intra-Presidio transportation to students of the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center and other military personnel assigned to the post.

The system deploys six Blue Bird buses that operate weekdays during morning, midday and afternoon intervals.

Two buses are assigned to a Red Route to and from the upper to middle Presidio. Two buses are assigned to a Blue Route to and from the upper to lower Presidio. Two buses are assigned to a Green Route to and from the lower to middle Presidio.

According to the new schedule, morning service for each route begins at 6:40 and ends at 7:45 a.m. Midday service begins at 10:50 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m. Afternoon service begins at 3 and ends at 5:15 p.m.

Effective Jan. 4, Red Route buses began stopping at building 838, building 830, Hilltop Field, building 622 and building 610. Green Route buses now stop at building 622, building 422, Weckerling Center, building 218 and building 273. And, Blue Route buses now stop at building 838, building 830, Hilltop Field, building 422, Weckerling Center and building 273.

Two stops included in past schedules -- at building 207/208 and building 629 -- have been discontinued. Additionally, the stop at building 450, has also been discontinued, but is supported by the stop at building 422, which is directly across the street, according to Carissa Garcia, Presidio of Monterey transportation officer.

Questions and concerns about shuttle bus service at the Presidio can be addressed by calling 831-242-7784 or e-mailing jan.fittante@us.army.mil.

Page last updated Thu January 6th, 2011 at 20:10