With anticipated rains predicted to potentially bring flooding and treacherous driving conditions, the City of Morro Bay canceled its bus service to ride out the storm.
On March 10 the City put out a news release stating that “Due to heavy rain, the current local road closures, and the encouragement for residents to avoid nonessential travel, the City of Morro Bay has suspended Morro Bay Transit service for the rest of Friday, March 10. Service will resume regular operations on Monday, March 13.”
Morro Bay Transit is a service the City provides to residents and visitors that runs on a fixed route and schedule. However, it is flexible for those who need door-to-door service. If readers need a ride somewhere within the City they can call a day ahead of time 805-772-2744 from 8-10 a.m., Mondays through Fridays, to schedule a ride for the next day.
Saturday and Monday trips need to be scheduled on the Friday before, according to the City’s website. Also, the service is closed on City-observed holidays.
The buses will travel up to three-fourths of a mile off the regular routes to pick someone up.
Meanwhile, G. Sosa Const., of Santa Maria was awarded a $368,000 contract for the so-called, “City Park Transit Hub Project” that will replace the concrete block bus shelter, and remove some problematic trees, and repair the sidewalks and install a new, modern shelter in the same location on Harbor Street, among other changes.
The company was in the process of demolishing the old shelter when these latest storm blew in from the Pacific.
When work starts in earnest, all of the buses will be diverted to pick up passengers on Morro Bay Boulevard instead of Harbor Street, well away from the construction zone. No changes to the regional, RTA bus schedules have been announced.