GoGeo bus service comes to Georgetown

September 4, 2017 by  

In late August, Georgetown cut the ribbon on its new GoGeo bus service.

The Georgetown Public Library on Eighth St. serves as the central transit hub for the new paratransit and fixed-route service. GoGeo has four routes which serve the Georgetown Recreation Center, Southwestern University, City Lights Theatres, The Rivery, Wolf Ranch, Lone Star Circle of Care, and various other locations and apartment complexes.

The ribbon cutting ceremony was held on August 21 at the Georgetown Public Library, and all fares were free for the first two weeks of service. The GoGeo routes run on Monday-Friday from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm, and on Saturday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Riders can purchase daily passes, monthly passes, or pay per ride. Riders may receive a discounted fare if they can show ID demonstrating that they are active duty military, veterans, or disabled. Students and seniors are also eligible for a discounted fare.

Dale Ross, Georgetown mayor, spoke at the ribbon cutting ceremony. He said that the bus routes were a “big step forward” as the city worked to provide more mobility options for its residents. The city hopes to see 30,000 fares in the first year of operation. At big events like ribbon cuttings, companies may choose to use items like promotional products to celebrate project partners and increase audience excitement.

To learn more about GoGeo, visit its website.