Chadron City Transit has begun a new era, ending its status as the only free public transit system in Nebraska and starting a modest fee.

     Transit Director Julie Lawrence says the new fee is the smallest in the state with multi-ride passes available to make it even more affordable.

Lawrence says that not only does the pass give you 2 free rides, one is good for unlimited stops until you’re taken home.

Chadron City Transit and its predecessor the Hand-Bus had been limited in the past to service inside the city limits, but Lawrence says the City Council has approved trips to a variety of out-of-town locations.

Lawrence says rides can also be scheduled to the Chadron airport for a $10 fee each way. Passes can’t be used for trips to the airport or other out-of-town destinations.

      At-home pickup and in-town trips can be arranged by calling Chadron City Transit at 308-432-0520 or by using a cellphone with the Trip Master automated system, which uses a QR code and requires setting up an account. 

      To set up a Trip Master account or for more information on Chadron City Transit, call 308-432-0520 -OR- email [email protected]