Oak Park Kanan Shuttle will remain free for 2014

The Oak Park Kanan Shuttle. Photo courtesy of Consortium Media.

The Oak Park Kanan Shuttle. Photo courtesy of Consortium Media.

Last summer, the County of Ventura debuted the Kanan Shuttle, a free shuttle service for the residents of Oak Park. Last week, the Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council recommended keeping the Kanan Shuttle free for another nine months.

Here’s the press release from the County of Ventura:

(OAK PARK, Calif.) — (Jan. 16, 2014) — The Oak Park Municipal Advisory Council (MAC) held a special meeting on Jan. 9 to discuss keeping the Kanan Shuttle in Oak Park a free service. MAC members recognized the popularity of the service and recommended allocating $75,000 to subsidize the new Kanan Shuttle service for the next nine months while sustaining revenue sources are investigated.

“I’m very pleased that the MAC supports keeping the Kanan Shuttle a free service for residents,” said Supervisor Linda Parks. “This will continue to give people an alternate transportation option, and help alleviate heavy traffic during peak hours. It is estimated that more than 600 car trips along Kanan Road are eliminated by Kanan Shuttle use.”

The Kanan Shuttle is a collaboration between the Ventura County Public Works Agency’s Department of Transportation, the City of Agoura Hills and First Transit.  The MAC’s recommendation will be heard at the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at 10:30 a.m. The Shuttle schedule will also be updated in February to reflect more accurate departure and arrival times observed during the Kanan Shuttle’s ongoing pilot phase.

For more information about the Kanan Shuttle and schedules, visit www.kananshuttle.com.

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