Bowing to public complaints, the VINE bus system is restoring the old Browns Valley Route 1 that was shortened with the revamping of the system in December.
Starting Wednesday, Route 1 buses will no longer make the new Larkin Way-Scenic Drive-Austin Way loop, then head back to town.
Instead, they will travel on Browns Valley Road a half-mile farther west than Austin Way to Partrick Road, then loop back toward town as before.
“We were very encouraged by the number of people who wanted to see the portion of the route restored,” Tom Roberts, manager of public transit, said in a news release. “We are hopeful its return will result in more people riding.”
New printed schedules will be released in coming months. In the meantime, the new route and schedule can be seen at RidetheVINE.com.