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With strong winds, rain, and snow on the horizon for the foreseeable future, the City of Unalaska is piloting a public bus route. This follows a fall trial that the Planning Department ran in August.

KUCB sat down with Planning Director Bil Homka to discuss the project and what they learned from the first run.

The city bus runs from 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. from Jan. 13 through the 19.

Second Phase of Transit Study Coming Soon

Dec 27, 2017
Berett Wilber/KUCB

The City of Unalaska will conduct the second phase of their transit study in January. The free service will run from Saturday, January 13, until Friday, January 19. Two bus routes will operate north and south routes every 30 minutes between 7 AM and 10:30 PM.  Bus stop signs are already up marking each of the 10 locations along the route.   Maps and schedules are available at each of the bus stop and in  City buildings, on the City’s website and Facebook page, and right here at KUCB.org.

City of Unalaska

Starting Monday, the City of Unalaska is offering a week of free bus service, as part of the Planning Department’s effort to study transportation issues around the island.

The 12-seater bus runs from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., with a route change at 6 p.m.

The daytime route runs from Overland Drive to the back of the Spit with almost 20 stops, including City Hall, Westward Seafoods, the grocery stores, and the airport.  

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Between PenAir’s struggles and a new city bus proposal, transportation dominated the discussion at Tuesday's City Council meeting.

The Planning Department is piloting a bus route as part of its $5,000 transportation study.

Planning Director Bil Homka said the goal is to figure out how the city can help Unalaskans and visitors get around more easily.