Rolling Hills Transit is featured in the MN Public Transit Association newsletter, In Transit, page 7
Rolling Hills Transit
By LAURA EASH
I recently spoke with Erlene Welshons, Transportation Director of Rolling Hills Transit, Semcac’s transit system. This Community Action Agency (CAA) was
founded in the 1960s to help fight the War on Poverty and serves low-income populations in seven SE Minnesota counties (limited services in another four). All are welcome to ride Rolling Hills Transit! Erlene told me the name Rolling Hills Transit came from a Semcac employee contest. Bus driver Wayne Sandberg submitted the winning name and he won a Minnesota Zoo prize. Erlene helped design the new logo. With the new name and logo have come several other changes, Erlene said. There has been an increase in both calls to the office and ridership. An Operations Manager and more dispatchers have joined the staff. Service has been added in Spring Valley and Rolling Hills Transit now operates in Stewartville. The transition has gone well for the most part, though Erlene did note bus drivers, who were used to reporting to Erlene, now report to dispatchers as well.
Visit semcac.org and click on Transportation to learn more about Rolling Hills Transit.