Due to driver shortage, Capital Transit temporarily reduces service starting Monday, Nov. 8

Capital Transit is temporarily adjusting its service due to a shortage of available drivers. Similar to driver shortage trends happening around the country, the City and Borough of Juneau’s public transit agency is down six drivers and has actively been recruiting for about two months.

Capital Transit selected the following routes for temporary cancellation because they have the least impact on riders and core routes of service, while still maintaining service to all areas. Beginning Monday, November 8, the following changes will go into effect:

  • The afternoon Route 8-Valley Express buses leaving the DTC at 2:35 and 4:05 p.m. are cancelled. Regular Valley service will leave the DTC at those times. 
  • The morning Route 11-Douglas to Valley Express is cancelled. Please catch the Route 1-Douglas bus and transfer to the Route 3-Valley bus at the Federal Building.
  • The morning Route 10-Mendenhall Valley Commuter is cancelled. Please use the Route 16-Taku Express, or the Route 4-Downtown Juneau as alternatives.
  • The morning Route 15-Valley/UAS Express is cancelled. Please use the Route 3-Valley, or Route 6-Riverside Express with a transfer to the Route-4 Valley at the Mendenhall Mall bus as alternatives.

Capital Transit apologizes for the inconvenience and anticipates returning to normal service in early January.

In the meantime, Capital Transit is hiring. If you or someone you know is interested in employment opportunities in public transportation, learn more about becoming a Capital Transit Service Technician here, a Transit Operator here, or see all CBJ job openings here. You can also contact CBJ Human Resources Department at 907-586-5250, or talk to Capital Transit Operations Supervisor Hal Kulm at 907-789-6901.

Cordova Street on Douglas partially closed to uphill traffic; Capital Transit adjusts route

The City and Borough of Juneau is working with a contractor to make repairs to a water main that broke yesterday on Cordova Street on Douglas. Due to this, Cordova Street has been closed to uphill traffic, but remains open for downhill traffic. Uphill traffic is being diverted onto Nowell Avenue and drivers can use Fairbanks Street to access Foster and Pioneer Avenues.

Also, due to the partial road closure, there is no Capital Transit service on Cordova Street. Riders are asked to please wait for the bus at the Breeze In stop.

CBJ anticipates the partial road closure for the remainder of the day with normal traffic patterns returning this evening.


For more information on the water main break, contact Utility Operations Superintendent Brian McGuire at 907-586-0393 ext. 4255 or brian.mcguire@juneau.org. For more information on Capital Transit, call 907-789-6901.