The Rapid is adding a new Route 33 bus in the City of Walker to address commuter needs and business and employment growth. The new Route 33 will serve the Walker Industrial area along Northridge Drive and Three Mile Road beginning January 2, 2023.
Spectrum Charter and other Walker businesses met with The Rapid to discuss transportation as one of their primary employee retention challenges. The Rapid reviewed employer needs, travel behavior, and development patterns in the area. After a thorough analysis, The Rapid determined there was a great need for a new route in the Walker Industrial area.
New Route 33
The new Walker Industrial Route 33 will start at Greenridge Mall on Weatherford Drive behind the Alpine Target and travel primarily along Three Mile Road and Northridge Drive with 16 bus stops along the route. This new route was designed as business development continues to expand in Walker. Route 33 will operate every hour between 6 - 10:30 a.m. and between 2 - 6:30 p.m. People can transfer to the new Route 33 from Alpine Route 9, which begins at Central Station. Route 33 customers can pay their fare using cash or The Wave card, The Rapid’s smart transit pass. With the Wave card, customers will never pay more than $3.50 per day and $47 per month. Wave card users also get free transfers within one hour and 45 minutes. Customers paying with cash will need to pay for transfers. Adult Wave cards can be purchased online.