Permanent changes have been made to Votran routes.
Written by Kristen Schmutz
Belden Communications News
The Volusia County Council approved making Votran’s temporary route adjustments permanent in response to the driver shortage.
"Our staff held six public meetings, two of which were virtual, allowing residents to voice concerns of how the change in routes is impacting them," said Votran General Manager Kelvin Miller. "With our driver shortage, we had to find ways to deliver a quality service, but with fewer resources."
According to a release, council members approved Votran route reductions earlier in 2022 in three separate phases to accommodate the shortage of drivers. The following route changes have been made permanent:
All Saturday routes operate on a 60-minute frequency throughout the day.
Routes 3, 4, 11, and 60 operate on a 60-minute frequency during non-peak times.
Routes 7, 10, and 20 operate on a 60-minute frequency throughout the day.
Continued assessments of the needs of Votran riders will be ongoing, and staff will propose route adjustments when appropriate.
"If you or someone you know likes working with people and driving, we are hiring drivers starting at $17.00 per hour, a full benefits package, and provide free in-house training to obtain a CDL," Miller included.
Residents may learn more about riding Votran, or starting a career with them, by visiting www.votran.org.
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