NORFOLK, Neb. – North Fork Area Transit will launch a new service and has applications open now for students.

They will be accepting entries until July 21 for transporting students to Norfolk using their new Tripper service.

According to the North Fork Area Transit, the new Tripper routes will serve bus stops in neighborhoods where parents expressed interest during the registration process.

Tripper will be available for requested routes as well as when school starts and closes.

Bus stops will be located a block or two from student homes. When all passengers on the route have boarded, the bus will travel to schools in Norfolk for drop off.

North Fork Area Transit said the Tripper service provides additional transit routes to supplement ForkLift’s current bus routes.

Tripper routes will only be available on school days. North Fork Area Transit can transport unaccompanied children, ages four and older, to and from their destinations with this service. Adult supervision for young children is recommended at bus stops.

The cost of the Tripper will be $1 per person one way or $30 per person for the month.

North Fork Area Transit said young people 12 and older can also choose to use the existing ForkLift bus route system for free by traveling to a bus stop near them.

With increased community demand for school transportation, North Fork Area Transit said Tripper service will begin in August.

The North Fork Area Transit said parents and guardians should register their children for the upcoming school year by calling 402-379-4595 or stopping at the transit office, located in the southwest corner of the Norfolk Senior Center at 307 W Prospect Ave.

North Fork Area Transit hours of operation are Monday through Friday 6:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday through Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.