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WRTA Holiday Bus Makes Its Debut at Boardman Library Event

The holiday spirit was definitely in the air as the WRTA Holiday Bus made its first appearance at the Boardman Branch of the Public Library of Mahoning County on December 13.

The festively decorated bus pulled into the parking lot with driver Howdy Divelbiss and WRTA Director of Transportation Judy Rodriguez dressed for the occasion. Kids and their parents got to visit with Santa and receive gift bags courtesy of the Library.

As WRTA Executive Director Jim Ferraro noted, “The Holiday Bus is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to the voters who supported our recent Sales Tax issue, which will allow us to continue to provide transportation service to Mahoning County residents who need WRTA to get to their jobs, their doctor, and to shop for groceries and other necessities. We’re also thanking our riders for their continued patronage by making all rides on the Holiday Bus free.”

The bus will travel all WRTA daytime routes at least once from now through December 30, and Santa will be on board through December 23. Check the previous News story for a complete schedule.

The final appearance of the WRTA Holiday Bus will be at the First Night celebration in downtown Youngstown on New Year’s Eve.