CNMI inaugurates first public transportation bus route

The Northern Marianas‘ first public transportation bus route has been launched that primarily connects the islands‘ only hospital to its lone college.

The first-ever bus route starts at the Northern Marianas College and ends at Paseo de Marianas in the tourist district of Garapan.

One of the buses that will be used to service the CNMI‘s first public route Photo: RNZ Pacific / Mark Rabago

Buses will run the route every day apart from Sundays and public holidays.

The governor Ralph Torres said the route would finally allow residents without private vehicles to go to school and work without any trouble.

Tickets cost $US2 for adults and youth ages 12 above and $US1 for youth ages 11 below, seniors, veterans, and people with disabilities.

Each ticket is valid for the next two hours from purchase and veterans and people with disabilities are required to register before hand in order to avail of their discount.