A new bus stop on the Butler County Regional Transit Authority route between Hamilton and Middletown will start this month —a move officials said will benefit job seekers and business.
Beginning Monday, Oct. 24, the R1 bus route will include weekday bus service to the Kohl’s E-Commerce Fulfillment Center in Monroe.
“This is the first bus route in the city of Monroe, and it represents an important first step in providing public transit service to support residents and businesses in the our community,” said Jennifer Patterson, assistant to the city manager/economic development.
The announcement comes on the heels of Kohl’s announcing that it is planning to hire 1,000 seasonal workers during the holidays, and the company is conducting hiring events weekly to meet that goal.
The new bus stop will be located directly in front of the Kohl’s facility at 3500 Salzman Road, where buses will stop on an hourly basis from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays.
The southbound bus will stop on the 15 minutes before the even hours, and the northbound bus will stop on the odd hours. Rides are $2 each way. For more information, visit butlercountyrta.com.
“Thanks to great partnerships with the cities of Monroe and Middletown, we are excited to be able to connect even more job opportunities in Butler County to affordable and reliable public transportation, like the R1 – Middletown & Hamilton route,” said Matthew Dutkevicz, Butler County RTA executive director of Butler County RTA.
“We hope this expansion of service will really demonstrate the significance of public transit when it comes to helping employers find great workers and helping workers and families find success and opportunity in our community,” he said.