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Ride and Tour MISD’s New Electric Bus This Saturday, June 3

Ride and Tour MISD’s New Electric Bus This Saturday, June 3
MISD Communications

Mercer Island, WA, May 31, 2023 - The Mercer Island School District Transportation Department will be hosting rides and tours of our new Electric School Bus this Saturday, June 3, to introduce the Island community to the new bus.

Community members will have the opportunity to come tour the bus, ask questions about the bus, and then take a ride on the bus to Mercer Island’s downtown business district and back. A 20% off coupon for food at either Vivienne's Bistro or Hap's Burgers & Taps on Saturday only is included in the tours and rides.

Bus riders will be able to get off at the Vivienne's Bistro and Hap's Burgers & Taps stop to grab lunch and then catch the bus back to their start location at a later scheduled time. The ride is a round trip ride which can include lunch.

Transportation Director Patrick Rock has developed an Electric School Bus schedule with three different MISD schools as start and end locations. There will be two stops in the downtown business district to drop off and pick up passengers. All three start locations will include a question and answer session before the bus ride starts.

Electric Bus Tour Schedule for June 3, 2023
Please be at the desired bus stop location up to 5 minutes early and allow the bus to be up to 10 minutes late. No food or drinks may be consumed on the bus.

Time                    Location                                                               Activity

10:30am             Islander Middle School Main Entrance                  Electric Bus Q & A with Transportation Director Patrick Rock

11:00am             Islander Middle School Main Entrance                  Electric Bus departs for 30 minute ride on island

11:10am             Mercer Island Shopping Center Bus Stop                   Passengers may continue on the bus or can disembark and join a later trip.

11:12am             Vivienne's Bistro/Hap's Burgers & Taps Bus Stop       Passengers may continue on the bus or can disembark and return on a later trip.

11:24am             Islander Middle School Main Entrance                  Passenger Drop off and Pick Up

11:30am             Island Park Elementary School                             Electric Bus Q & A with Transportation Director Patrick Rock

12:00pm             Island Park Elementary School                             Electric Bus departs for 30 minute ride on island

12:06pm             Mercer Island Shopping Center Bus Stop            Passengers may continue on the bus or can disembark and return on a later trip.

12:08pm             Vivienne's Bistro/Hap's Burgers & Taps Bus Stop  Passengers may continue on the bus or can disembark and join a later trip.

12:20pm             Islander Middle School Main Entrance                  Passenger Drop off and Pick Up

12:26pm             Island Park Elementary School                              Passenger Drop off and Pick Up

12:30pm             Northwood Elementary School                               Electric Bus Q & A with Transportation Director Patrick Rock

1:00pm               Northwood Elementary School                               Electric Bus departs for 30 minute ride on island

1:04pm               Mercer Island Shopping Center Bus Stop              Passengers must continue on the bus. Last pickup of passengers using 20% off food coupon.

1:06pm               Vivienne's Bistro/Hap's Burgers & Taps Bus Stop Passengers must continue on the bus. Last pickup of passengers using 20% off food coupon.

1:17pm               Islander Middle School Main Entrance                  Passenger Drop Off.

1:23pm               Island Park Elementary School                              Passenger Drop Off.

1:30pm               Northwood Elementary School                               Passenger Drop Off. Last Bus Stop

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