Orbit (a FREE service) uses small buses to serve residential areas and connect them to local destinations such as shopping areas, other neighborhoods, major bus routes, schools and multi-generational centers. There are five Orbit routes: Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars and Jupiter.
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Hours of operation:
Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. every 15 minutes
Saturday from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. every 15 minutes
Sunday from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. every 30 minutes
Orbit Earth runs every 30 minutes from 7 p.m. until 11 p.m. Monday through Saturday
The Orbit routes use “flag” stops, which means that the driver will pick up and drop off passengers in residential neighborhoods provided it is safe to do so. Passengers should wave at the driver to let him or her know that they would like picked up. On major streets like Mill Avenue, University Drive and Broadway Road, designated bus stops should be used. The Orbit will only stop at designated bus stops where an "Orbit" decal is placed on the blue bus stop signs. This indicates which routes serve a particular stop. To de-board the bus in a neighborhood, passengers should pull the cord located near the windows. On major streets like Rural Road or Priest Drive, designated bus stop should be used.
No Stop Zone Policy: When 15 mph speed limit signs are posted in a school zone, the Orbit will not stop in between the signs. During all other times, the Orbit may stop within the school zone.