Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The last ride of #17

The very last route 17 buses ever will be departing from Canyon Springs Parkway at 18:26, and from the Super Wal-Mart at 18:20 on Friday evening. They will pass each other somewhere between the Senior Center at Perris & Fir and the Moreno Valley Mall. They will go out of service within two minutes of each other, at 19:17 and 19:19. And I am going to do my damnedest to ride both of them.

I'd love to be able to get out and ride the #36 on its last day of operation, but I'm afraid that I can't get from work to Beaumont quite quickly enough. To those of you in the Pass area, support public transit in Calimesa. Ride the last #36. It will depart Beaumont's (pathetic excuse for a) transfer point at K-Mart at 16:05, wind it's way up to Yucaipa by 17:00, and head back down at 17:05, going out of service at K-Mart at 18:01 Friday evening.

You can also catch the last Green Line trolley downtown, which will go out of service at 18:45, and the last 38E Metrolink Express at the East Ontario Metrolink at 18:30. The last #3 to serve Riverside will leave La Sierra & Arlington at 18:15.

All we can do now is ride.

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