Public transportation is becoming more convenient for SouthCoast residents this year.

The Southeastern Regional Transit Authority announced that on Jan. 28, Sunday service will begin. All routes will operate on Sunday until further notice, making weekend travel easier for people around the region who rely on public transportation.

It's the latest change SRTA has introduced.

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Earlier this month, SRTA announced a “Try Transit” program, offering residents free bus service through June, thanks to a grant. The program encourages public transportation and decreasing car use.

"Doing the program allows people to see if it fits in their schedule, gets them to work, to medical services and see loved ones," Erik Rousseau of SRTA said earlier this month. "It's a great opportunity for people to try public transportation."

SRTA provides public transportation to New Bedford, Fall River and eight surrounding communities in Bristol and Plymouth counties.

The new Sunday schedule shouldn't be a difficult adjustment for most folks, as times will line up with those already in place for Saturday service. The lineup will be listed on the schedule, appropriately, as "Weekend."

More information is available on the SRTA website.

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