Jason Hawk, Oberlin News-Tribune
Bus service available to Oberlin residents is ready for a big expansion Jan. 4, thanks to a $100,000 Paradox Prize grant.
City Council voted Monday to approve a contract with Lorain County Transit for 2021.
Right now, busing in the city is only available Mondays and Thursdays. The new deal will set hours from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, with a second shift from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
The travel area also will greatly increase. Right now, riders are limited to Oberlin, except every other Thursday, when they can go to Elyria and Lorain.
Starting in January, they’ll be able to access a triangle from Amherst to Elyria, providing access to a large number of employers, the Lorain County Joint Vocational School, Lorain County Jobs and Family Services and Lorain County Community College.