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Travelers Take Bus Home After Holiday

December 27, 2012, 5:50 AM by Stephanie Gregory

Travelers Take Bus Home After Holiday
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

People across KELOLAND are hitting the road and one form of transportation is doing what they can to arrive on time.

Lowell Christenson has been driving buses across the Rushmore State for 45 years. Christenson knows the roads well, and he knows that when the holiday season arrives, folks want to grab a boarding pass and head out.

"We get really, really busy and sometimes it's tough to get places on time, but I've been doing it a long time so, you know, just go with it," Christenson said.

Jefferson Lines connects passengers to cities across the county. They say the few days following the Christmas holiday is when they see the biggest crowds.

"Normally the day of Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, we're really slow.  It's always the day after when we pretty much get slammed," Tasha Jorgenson with Jefferson Lines said.

From Minneapolis to Sioux Falls to Rapid City and beyond, passengers trying to get home safe say it can be a chore.

With winter in full swing, Jefferson Lines says you never know what the weather can do and above all they put their passengers and drivers safety first.

"They reroute as many times as they need to make sure that passenger gets to where they need to go," Jorgenson said.

Jefferson Lines says they've had to cancel a few routes this year.
    
"It hit us pretty good this year.  They closed the roads for a while between Chicago and Minneapolis and they got closed between Sioux Falls and Minneapolis, so some people got a double whammy," Christenson said.

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