In an effort to increase efficiency and reduce spending, the Fort Bragg Travel Office will be making changes to its current Sustainable Shuttle service, primarily by cutting shuttles and routes.
The current shuttle service has 12 routes that cover Fort Bragg and Pope Field. The free shuttles provide transportation to Soldiers, civilians and Family members without vehicles, as well as those who want to save on gas and wear-and-tear to their vehicles.
By June 1, three routes will be pulled from the rotation.
Among the routes cut are the Green Route, Lunch Route and one of three Pope Field routes. The Green Route covers North Fort Bragg travel to and from sites like the Landmark Inn, North Post Commissary, XVIII Airborne Corps headquarters and the North Main Exchange. The Lunch Route was established to alleviate traffic congestion during lunchtime hours.
Despite these reductions, the Fort Bragg ITO implemented a number of new routes in the last year.
This April, a new route was established to provide transportation for Soldiers with the Wounded Warrior Program. The shuttle takes Soldiers from the Warrior Transition Battalion to various clinics on post. Last October, a shuttle route was created to transport Soldiers and their Family members from the Linden Oaks Apartments to the lodge and the clubhouse community centers.
“It’s a great program,” said Abdul Cole, a motor transportation specialist with the Fort Bragg Transportation Motor Pool. “It helps Soldiers a lot. We also have Family members using it, taking them from their homes to important services.”
Cole cautions that without consistent use and passenger traffic, more shuttle routes could be cancelled in the future.
For more information about shuttle services and schedules, call the Fort Bragg ITO at 396-1992. Shuttle information can also be found online at www.fortbragg.army.mil/ito.