MENDOCINO Co., 1/13/19 — There’s not a whole lot of places in Willits to catch the bus, so Mendocino Transit Authority (MTA) riders will be glad to know there’s a new bus stop on the south side of town, to replace the stop formerly located at Brown’s Corner. Now, you can catch the bus in the Evergreen shopping center, behind Lumberjack’s restaurant at 1726 South Main Street, at what’s being called the “Alder Stop.”
Here’s the full announcement from the MTA:
MTA Opens New Alder Bus Stop and Shelter in South Willits
On Thursday, Jan. 9, Mendocino Transit Authority opened its new Alder Stop bus stop and shelter at the south end of Willits. Alder Stop was constructed to replace the former Brown’s Corner bus stop on highway 101.
Alder Stop is located directly behind Lumberjack restaurant in the Evergreen Shopping Center at 1726 S. Main Street, Willits.
“We’re thrilled the relocation turned out well,” said Carla Meyer, MTA general manager. “This new stop is safer for our customers because it’s off the main highway. It’s convenient to seniors living a block away at Baechtel Creek Village, and of course the new stop is right at the shopping center.”
Alder Stop provides covered shelter for people using MTA’s local Route 1 bus around town and to Sherwood Casino, the regional Route 65 bus from Fort Bragg to Ukiah and Santa Rosa, and the regular Route 20 bus running between Willits and Ukiah.
Meyer credited MTA Operations Manager Jacob King for his work coordinating the relocation with the City of Willits and Redwood Enterprises, the shopping center management company, and she credited Maintenance Manager Bob Butler’s team for quickly constructing the shelter during a break in the weather.
For more information, routes and schedules, visit mendocinotransit.org or call (800) 696-4682.
Mendocino Transit Authority provides safe, low-cost and convenient public bus service throughout Mendocino County.