SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- You can ride a city bus all over Springfield but a study plans to look at whether buses should roll into smaller neighboring towns as well. The Ozarks Transportation Organization, which helps with cooperative transportation planning in this region, says the study will be done because of widespread interest.
Some Springfield residents rely on the buses for transportation to and from almost anywhere.
"Everything, to the library, to the grocery store, to church, and to work, yes," said Audrey Snyder.
"I ride the bus just about every day, mostly Tuesday through Saturday, because that's when I go to college," said Rose Kidd.
Now a study will look at the feasibility of bus routes outside Springfield's city limits.
"It would be awesome! People would be taking field trips," said Snyder.
Ozarks Transportation Organization presented the idea to several of Springfield's surrounding towns after discussing the idea with City Utilities of Springfield, which operates the city bus system.