The sun rises as a Columbia Co. Rider rolls into the bus stop. Photo: Chas Hundley
BANKS - A new bus route servicing Vernonia, Banks, and Hillsboro opened Monday, April 1 courtesy of Columbia County Transit.
The route, called Vernonia Route 6, starts at Vernonia City Hall and travels down Highway 47, making a stop at Stub Stewart State Park, then on to Banks where it picks up and drops off riders at the existing Sunset Avenue stop near Main Street before heading off to a stop at Cornell Road and ending at Willow Creek Transit Center in Hillsboro.
The bus runs three days a week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday; there are morning and evening options for riders. The cost to ride from Banks to Vernonia one way is $3.