A new bus service will offer transportation to Gainesville for only a dollar. The route will run through Alachua County areas of High Springs, Newberry and Archer. The route will connect residents in rural areas to the city and Assistant Manager at MV Transportation Kenny Gonzalaz says the route is flexible.[audio:http://www.wuft.org/media/audio/Gonzalez5.mp3]
RTS already has a million-dollar federal grant to pay for majority of the bus's cost. City Commissioner Helen Warren said that the remaining cost of around $32,000 has been budgeted by the commission. Warren believes this is a small price to pay for the large steps being taken.