July 14, 1979
PULLMAN — Pullman’s five-month-old transit system is setting a good example for other cities throughout the state that have bus service.
Transit Manager Don Vigue announced Friday, while exact figures were not immediately available, Pullman buses have higher ridership per passenger mile than Spokane coaches.
Vigue told the Tribune that he expects the six-vehicle system to carry 2,000 persons per day by October.
Downtown Lewiston merchants have taken to the streets this weekend in the annual “Crazy Days” sales event, and large crowds have been drawn to Main Street by the warm weather and good buys.
The event will run through Sunday, with Main Street between Fifth and Ninth streets blocked to vehicle traffic. As an added attraction, Meeker Shows has set up its carnival rides on the pavement and parking lots. To go along with the carnival’s contract, the usual two-day affair was expanded to include Sunday.
Several merchants contacted Friday said the warm weather, blocked streets and the carnival seem to have drawn more people than in years past. This is the first year the street has been barricaded for the event, allowing the carnival to be set up.