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By Mike Ferrians
The Times 

Columbia County Public Transportation goes "XL"


August 27, 2020

Mike Ferrians

David Ocampo, General Manager at Columbia County Public Transportation (CCPT), is proud of what the agency has done over the years, but even prouder of the way it has found its niche during COVID-19. And now, to add to its unique role in the community, CCPT has added two new "XL Hybrid" vehicles to its fleet. XL stands for "extra large."

"Before COVID, on a really busy day, we were putting as much as 5,000 miles a month on a transit bus," Ocampo said. "We were running twelve round trips a day. Now we're doing four or five."

Nevertheless, CCPT has been able to run continuously, without int...

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