It was a pleasure to attend the fanfare celebration marking the 25,000th journey taken on the free employee bus My Bus on Friday (13th September).
MyMiltonKeynes, the local Business Improvement District that launched My Bus last December, gave its 25,000 passenger a special welcome on yesteday morning's service!
With 21 My Bus stops and 2 circular routes running concurrently from 8am to 6pm from Monday to Friday, there are already 6,500 employees using the free service, and as part of the innovative MyMiltonKeynes app it has recently been shortlisted for a National Transport Award.
Whilst many other towns and cities have park and ride or similar schemes, the distinct design of the city meant that this sort of system would be expensive and complex to run in Milton Keynes. The circular hop on, hop off My Bus service enables employees to quickly and easily get to and from work and enables them to make the most of the fantastic shopping and leisure facilities during lunch breaks.
I would like to congratulate MyMiltonKeynes for listening to the thousands of employees in the city and for providing a reliable service that has become a real asset in such a short space of time.