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Rcat Announces New Shopping Route Starting Sept. 5th


By Sandra Milburn, Reno County Communications Specialist


RENO COUNTY, Kan. — Reno County Area Transit (Rcat) announces a new Shopping Route that starts on Tuesday, September 5, 2023, and is available to designated housing facilities, allowing transportation specifically for grocery and other shopping. The Rcat bus used for this route is larger than other Rcat vehicles and has more room for bags. People will also have more time to get their purchases on and off the bus.

Rcat will stop at these housing facilities on weekdays. They are Good Samaritan, Hutchinson Lofts, Legend of Hutchinson, Lighthouse, LINK, Mennonite Manor, Mission Place, Riverview, South Hutchinson Hi Rise, Washington Heights, Wesley Towers and Wiley Plaza.

Pick up times will rotate each day to allow people to shop at different times of the day. People must bring their shopping on and off the bus without assistance from the driver. The shopping route is different from Rcat’s regular wave and ride routes. It will only stop at housing facilities and stores and will NOT pick up other passengers along the route. Fares cost 50¢ for those age 60 and over, for those who are disabled and for those who are students with a school ID card. Fares cost $1.00 for those age 59 and under. Payment can be made with cash/coins or tickets which are available to purchase at the Rcat Transfer Station located at 120 West Avenue B.

A weekly schedule of pick up/ drop off times and shopping locations are located at each housing facility. People can call Rcat at (620) 694-2913 if they have questions.

Rcat is First Come First Served General Public Transportation. No special designations for priority trips such as medical or other appointments. This project is funded in part by the KDOT Public Transportation Program.