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.