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TheBus to operate regular service on MLK Day and Presidents Day

Merced County Transit/TheBus will operate regular service on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 16, and Presidents Day, Monday, Feb. 20, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. In previous years, TheBus hasn’t operated on either holiday.

“Requests for service on weekday holidays are some of the more frequently received comments from the public,” Rod Ghearing, transit manager, said in a news release. “Results of our enhanced service on Black Friday showed us that our riders truly need and will use the service on these days.”

TheBus reported more than a 400 percent increase in riders on Black Friday compared to 2010.

For more information regarding programs available through Merced County Transit/TheBus, visit or call (800) 345-3111.

Merced County Transit operates fixed-route services Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.For route and schedule information, call (209) 725-3813 or visit staff