Flagstaff transit service Mountain Line announced Monday it will now operate on a reduced weekday schedule on Route 4 with 40-minute wait times due to staffing shortages. The new schedule will be effective April 27.

This announcement comes the same day as the transit service’s implementation of the holiday break schedule on Route 10, which runs through NAU’s Flagstaff mountain campus. Mountain Line said the holiday schedule is normally put in place May 9, but due to staffing levels it has been pushed ahead. The new schedule for the maroon route will be in place until late August.

As for Route 4, which runs from Downtown Connection Center to Lake Mary Road and Coconino Community College, the reduced schedule is indefinite. The first bus on this route will now begin operating at 6:25 a.m. at the connection center — 20 minutes later than the previous schedule. The route’s last call at the connection center will still be 9:45 p.m. despite the delayed start.

Weekends and holiday schedules on Route 4 will stay the same, starting at 7:05 a.m. at the connection center, with the last call at 7:45 p.m.

The announcement to move to a reduced schedule follows a tweet from Mountain Line on April 14 listing available job positions. Mountain Line said it is hiring technicians, mechanics, drivers and more. 

For more information on route schedules and employment, visit the service’s website.

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