YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - Shuttle bus service will return to normal operating schedule beginning Aug. 11. The schedule is:
• Every half-hour at all stops on weekdays and weekends
• Floater buses will run weekdays 7-8 a.m., 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 3-5:30 p.m.
Shuttle buses have been running every 15 minutes since June when the Army and Air Force Exchange Service terminated the taxi service contract for default. From March-June, taxi drivers under that contract went on strike frequently.
Garrison officials stepped up shuttle bus services to supplement on-post transportation needs, said Lydia Grohmann, Garrison logistics director.
With 100 taxis from another company now operating on Yongsan and school starting soon, "we have to scale back because assets just won't be available," Grohmann said. "But we are still going to run the floater buses as often as we can as long as we have the buses available."