FERNDALE, Wash. — Whatcom Transportation Authority (WTA) announced back in September 2017 that Route 65 would begin running from Ferndale to stops in Birch Bay Square, Lynden, Everson and Nooksack and back to Ferndale. The route was on a 2-year pilot program funded by a grant from the Washington State Department of Transportation.
Today, WTA officials announced the route would be discontinued. When asked what the deciding factor(s) were for discontinuing the route, WTA spokesperson Maureen McCarthy said in an email, “The ridership on Route 65 was very low.”
It was said when the route began that ridership during the pilot project would determine whether the route continued beyond the 2-year pilot period.
McCarthy said the last day Route 65 will run will be Friday, June 14th.
All route and schedule details are available by calling 360-676-7433 or visiting the WTA website.