As previously reported by LebTown, Lebanon Transit is planning to make changes to nine of its transit routes this year to better accommodate riders. The transit authority recently shared graphics of the planned changes, which we have embedded side-by-side below.
Current routes and timetables are still in place, and no specific launch date has been targeted for these route changes.
One additional change not listed below is that Route SS (Saturday Special) will become known as Route 7.
See our previous coverage for more on why these changes are being made, and check out our interactive graphics below to see what exactly the changes may entail. Change descriptions courtesy of Lebanon Transit.
“Extends service to the Lebanon Expo Center and North Cornwall Commons; Eliminates Oak and 22nd Streets and instead loops from Walnut Street down Chestnut Street (to accommodate the forthcoming Chestnut View Apartments).”
“Remains interlined with Route 3 until return to 30-minute service; Crosses the railroad on 9th Street (outbound) and 10th Street (inbound), instead of on 8th Street to avoid rail delays.”
“Eliminates portion of route on 7th Street; instead traveling north on 9th Street to avoid rail delays.”
“Adds stop at Weis Markets east of Lebanon City, while eliminating stop at ALDI (served by Route 17); Eliminates portion of route on 3rd Avenue and Pershing, instead utilizing 5th Avenue.”
“Eliminates service near Lebanon High School; Eliminates portion of route on Oak Street and Lincoln Avenue. Operates both ways on State Drive to/from Lebanon VA Medical Center, where it makes a complete loop of the campus.”
Route 8 (Saturday Only)
“Eastbound (return) trip from Hershey will use Rt. 422 to provide service to downtown Hershey.”
“Eliminates service to Hollywood Casino; remainder of route remains the same, except time saving here allows additional trips and more destinations on Route 16C (below).”
“Increases the number of trips each day to 3 (from 1), departing station at 6:15pm, 8:55pm, and 9:35pm; Serves Lebanon Walmart first after departing Transfer Station; Adds service to Lebanon Plaza (Kohl’s, etc.); Utilizes Rt. 72 for north-south bound and Lehman Street for east-west bound, eliminating portions of route on 16th Street and Walnut Street.”
“Connects with Route 2 at Lebanon Walmart, no longer extending to Weis (served by Route 4); Bypasses the Schneider Drive Park-and-Ride; Adds a stop at ALDI; Utilizes 9th Street out of the Transfer Station instead of 4th Street to avoid rail delays.”
Editor’s note: A previous version of this article had incorrect descriptions for the changes in Routes 4 and 6. We sincerely regret the error.
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