Longview Transit's new route

Longview Transit Leaders have approved a new bus route that will travel 13 miles outside of Longview to the city of Gladewater.

For someone like Elicia Smith, who is currently without a car, the Longview bus service is a much needed help.

"It'd be really difficult for me going back and forth. I'd have to walk everywhere." - Smith

The new route will be a pilot route and will only run from March until August giving transit leaders a chance to gauge it's success.

Longview Transit's, Director of Operations, Tequita Mumphrey says Route 7 will be a good way to connect the two cities.

"It is important we provide this service. There are a lot of people that travel from Gladewater to Longview for jobs and to work. Especially the Housing Authority there." - Tequita Mumphrey

"The route will start here at this park, and make 5 trips daily to Gladewater" - Kevin Boyce

It will continue on Highway 80, making stops at the Gladewater Library, the Housing Authority, and Brookshires and than make its way back to Longview.

A one way pass will cost you a buck and a quarter or you have the option of a 3 day pass for 3 dollars.

For Elicia it's a better option.

"I ride the bus every day, and with gas the way it is... it's better to ride the bus."

In Longview, Gregg County, I'm Kevin Boyce KYTX CBS 19 News.




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