YONGSAN GARRISON, Republic of Korea - U.S. Army Garrison-Yongsan officials encourage Servicemembers and families to use a new bus service between K-16 Air Base and U.S. Army Garrison-Humphreys that began in April.

The dedicated service runs Monday-Friday twice a day, operating from the K-16 bus stop at Bldg. T-253 and USAG-Humphreys Commercial Bus Terminal. The schedule is posted at the stops.

The idea of the bus service came about from a USAG-Yongsan community visit in 2007 by then-U.S. Forces Korea Commander Gen. B.B. Bell.

"The emphasis was to improve quality of life for Servicemembers and families at K-16," said Lydia Grohmann, USAG-Yongsan director of logistics. "Before, they would have to take a shuttle bus to Yongsan Garrison and then get on another bus to Humphreys. Doing that meant Soldiers and families spending more than time than necessary on the bus."

The new route was added April 22 and is operated by a commercial-contract bus company.