A winter weather event is expected to materialize on Friday, resulting in slick conditions on all surfaces. Public Works crews will be responding with surface treatments as necessary.
We will provide Service Alerts for Saturday, Jan 14 via:
Public Works snow policies and updates are available at CoMoSnow.com.
Public Works crews have trucks loaded and ready for the Thursday (1/5) forecast of 1-3 inches of snow, starting at midnight and ending in the morning hours.
Transit crews will review the roads at 5 a.m. and will provide updates as to any changes in bus service.
December 17, 2016
Road conditions due to refreezing water on the roads has resulted in the cancellation of all paratransit rides for Saturday, Dec. 17. Service will resume on Monday, weather permitting.
For all updates, follow @COMOConnect on Twitter and @COMOConnectTransit on Facebook.
Stay warm and travel only if necessary.
Inclement weather is expected throughout the weekend.
At 7 a.m on Saturday, Dec. 17, staff will survey the roads to determine service for the day.
Use caution during these winter events.
COMO Connect will be running a limited schedule and close early on Saturday, December 24. Find the printable schedules here.
Christmas Day is federally recognized on Monday, December 26 this year. COMO Connect will not run routes at all that day so that staff may be home with family.
For more information on these schedules or routes, call customer service at (573) 842-7282.
In the event of snow or ice this winter, please travel with caution, allow buses more room to stop and navigate icy streets, and be prepared for possible delays if roads become slick. Please check alerts on the COMO Connect app for the latest information regarding bus service or possible delays.
COMO Connect bus routes are all on first priority snow plow routes, and the city does not anticipate needing to adjust bus schedules during snow events unless roads become very dangerous or impassable. If road conditions worsen and buses need to adjust routes or schedules, customers will be notified on the COMO Connect app, Twitter, and Facebook.
During the I-70 bridges project, Columbia’s Transit System will provide the following for sections that are impacting pedestrian crossings to bus stops on the Business Loop:
Shuttle service from the Parkade neighborhood to connect with either the #9 Purple Route, #8 Light Green and #2A or #2B Gold Routes. While the #9 is the only route that services this area of the Business loop, the city felt it was unnecessarily burdensome to have the customer transfer from a van to the #9 and then make transfers to the other two routes that connect with the #9.
The shuttle will be a scheduled ride and must be called into the city’s ParaTransit line 573-874-7290 by 5 p.m. a day in advance. The customer must state that they want to schedule a ride for the Parkade North Shuttle.
The customer will not be charged for the shuttle ride, but will be charged normal fare when they board one of the three bus routes.
COMO Connect will offer free bus rides on days that are considered an “Election Day” in Columbia. Election polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.; buses will run normal routes and normal operating hours which are 6:25 a.m. to 8 p.m.
The following are designated days for elections in Boone County for 2016:
March 15 – Presidential primary and City of Columbia proposition 1
April 5 – General municipal election
August 2 – Primary election
November 8 – General election
Thank you to Columbia resident Katie Huddlestonsmith who suggested the idea of free bus rides on Election Day.
To find polling locations, click here: https://www.showmeboone.com/clerk/PollingInformation.asp
COMO Connect is looking for more bus drivers to join our team! Visit www.GoCOMOJobs.com to apply today!