North Fork Area Transit Cuts Ribbon on ForkLift Bus Service
NORFOLK, NE—North Fork Area Transit celebrated the ribbon cutting of their new ForkLift bus service on Wednesday, April 20. Featured speakers were Traci Jeffrey, Executive Director of the Norfolk Area Visitors Bureau and President of the North Fork Area Transit Board, General Manager Jeffrey Stewart and Norfolk Mayor Josh Moenning.
The bus service began running two routes on Monday, April 4th and ForkLift ridership has steadily been increasing. Riders have been able to try out the service for free in April. At the ribbon cutting, General Manager Jeffrey Stewart stated, “I’m excited to announce that we will continue to offer free rides on ForkLift throughout the month of May to give everyone a chance to try out the service.” After the ribbon cutting guests were invited on an inaugural bus ride to commemorate the occasion.
ForkLift service includes Route 1 which travels between Northeast Community College and Walmart via Norfolk Avenue and Route 2 which travels between Norfolk Senior High and Sunny Meadow Medical Clinic via Pasewalk Avenue. The bus provides service to all marked stops along the routes Monday-Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., approximately every 30 minutes. Weekend service and a third route will be added this fall.
In addition to its ribbon cutting, North Fork Area Transit is also celebrating Nebraska Public Transit Week. The public is invited to “Grab a Fork” and enjoy a free community lunch on Friday, April 22 from 11:30 am-1:00 pm at the bus facility located at 222 N. 4th St. in Norfolk. Buses will be available for the public to look inside and staff will be on hand to answer questions about using the service.
For more information visit northforkareatransit.com. To schedule a ride or for questions, contact the North Fork Area Transit office at 402-379-4595, Monday-Friday from 6:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m. or Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.