Bus Service Gets New Name

Dispatcher Nettie Campros, left, and Senior Center Director Carmen Rideout with the first bus "wrapped" in the new name and design for Sheridan's bus service. (Photo by Pat Blair)

A long-time service in Sheridan is getting a new name. Sheridan Media reporter Pat Blair has the story.

The Sheridan mini-bus is no more. The new name for public transportation in Sheridan County is Goose Creek Transit. The service is still operated by the Sheridan Senior Center, but the new name reflects the fact that the service is open to everyone, not just seniors. Senior Center Director Carmen Rideout explained in an interview Wednesday.

The senior center unveiled the first bus in the new Goose Creek Transit wrap Wednesday afternoon at the center's bus barn. Rideout said the center's fleet of 11 buses are being repainted with the new name and design one at a time, at about the rate of one a week, so there will be no disruption of the door-to-door service in the community. She said people will still need to call and arrange for the buses by advance appointment.

She said the name change, what she called re-branding, is possible because of a recent grant from the Wyoming Department of Transportation.

Rideout didn't have the information available on the cost of the re-branding work, but she said the project was submitted for bid, and the winning company is in Casper.

People can still call the Senior Center at 672-2240 to arrange for rides, or they can call the new Goose Creek Transit number, 675-RIDE.