The new free municipal bus service that is replacing the FreeB launches today, Monday, Aug. 16. The first bus will depart from Palmer Square at 9 a.m. The bus leaves Palmer Square on the hour and half hour. It will make 30-minute loops around town, stopping at Palmer Square, the Princeton Senior Resource Center at Monument Hall, the Elm Court Senior Housing complex, Witherspoon Hall, Redding Circle, the Princeton Shopping Center, the AvalonBay apartment complex, and the Merwick Stanworth housing complex. The complete schedule can be found online. The new municipal bus can also be tracked on your smartphone in real-time via the Tripshot Rider app.
Morning bus service runs from 9 a.m. until about noon Monday through Friday. Afternoon service runs from 2 to about 5 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, and 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays.
Due to budget constraints, bus operation hours and stops have been reduced from what they were when the FreeB was in operation. There is no bus service on the weekends. The bus does not stop along Bunn Drive. The original FreeB service stopped at the train station but that stop was later eliminated.
The bus is being operated by contractor WeDriveU. Masks must be worn while riding the bus.