The addition of a new bus service for the Spring Valley area will begin July 1, announced Semcac Transportation.

This new route will be public transit, meaning anyone can ride the bus. The route will run Monday through Friday between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

The cost for the in-town rides will be $1.25 per trip. Out of town rides within 20 miles will be $2.75 per trip, and Rochester rides will be $4 per trip/one-way. Senior Dining participants will receive a special rate of $1.50 round trip.

Tickets consisting of 10 one-way trips can also be purchased at the Spring Valley City Hall. The bus will pick you up and drop you off at your requested stops in Spring Valley and the surrounding area.

Advance reservation of 24 hours is preferred, but not always required. To book a ride, call 1-800-944-3874.

The following times listed are available for trips to and from Rochester:

Monday: Pick up in Spring Valley at 8:30 a.m. with a return trip to Spring Valley at 12:30 p.m.

Friday: Pick up in Spring Valley at 8:30 a.m. with a return trip to Spring Valley at 12:30 p.m.

For further questions or comments, contact Erlene Welshons at Semcac Transportation by emailing erlene.welshons@semcac.org or by calling 1-800-944-3874.