Rowan Express transit system moving on
CHINA GROVE ó A proposed van/bus transit system linking Salisbury with Kannapolis/Concord transit system is moving closer to reality.
China Grove officials are looking for two locations for stops.
The transit system, known as Rowan Express is set to get under way the first week in October.
With the price of gas headed to $4 a gallon, Pless said the organizers are optimistic that the vans will be full and larger vehicles will be needed. “Not having a big enough vehicle is a good problem,” Pless said.
Current plans call for Rowan Express to start with two round trips originating in Salisbury and two from Kannapolis, starting at 6 a.m. The schedule will be repeated in the evening, ending around 6 p.m. Vans will run early morning and late evening to provide transportation workers.
Rowan Transit System will operate the service.
Kannapolis will handle the publicity campaign using its public information officer.
A federal grant is paying for the majority of the costs for the initial period.