Fort Wainwright gets bus service

The Fairbanks North Star borough transportation department will start a new bus route on the fort wainwright army post next week.

 

Regular bus service to the post is slated to start November 4th.

Getting the route on the army post has been in the works for some time.

Borough Transportation Director Glenn Miller said "We've been trying to start service up for a number of years and we obtained funding to so. It's obviously going to be helpful for  military who may not have their vehicles up here yet, but for the family or spouse that maybe don't have a vehicle and don't have good transportation."

 

There will be security, since access to the post is restricted. Fort Wainwright Security officer Jeremy Johnson said "My purpose is to insure no individuals come on to the post that hasn't been previously cleared for access".

Johnson said civilians will need a pass if they want to get off the bus on post.

 

"If they're planning on exiting the bus they'll need to go to the visitor center provide identification for everyone 16 and older and they'll be approved through there and receive their access pass."

 

The bus will run the route ten times a day Monday through Friday, and six times on Saturday.