Aug. 7, 2019 — Alan Herring pulls away from the bus stop at the Little Log Church in downtown Yachats and heads south on U.S. Highway 101.
In 45 minutes — with one stop — his 10-passenger bus pulls up to a small shelter near a strip mall in Florence. Ten minutes later he starts up the bus and retraces the route north — one of four roundtrips Herring will make each weekday.
There’s just one passenger on board.
The 23-mile drive between the two coastal cities is one of the most beautiful along