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Passengers bound for Incheon International Airport board the airport shuttle bus at the Dragon Hill Lodge.
Passengers bound for Incheon International Airport board the airport shuttle bus at the Dragon Hill Lodge. (Jimmy Norris / S&S)

YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea — Good news. The buses are back.

Eighth U.S. Army officials announced Thursday that they had fixed an administrative oversight that had led to a reduction in the number of buses taking community members back and forth from the Dragon Hill Lodge to Incheon International Airport.

Yongsan Garrison officials announced March 30 that only their four garrison-owned buses would continue to operate and that the commercially contracted buses would be taken off the schedule beginning April 1.

On Thursday, 8th Army officials said the commercially contracted buses are running the route again.

Maj. Tanya Bradsher, 8th Army spokeswoman, said multiple contracts and many “moving parts” led to confusion over the extension of the bus contract.

She said the original schedule has since been restored, with one minor change: the 10 p.m. bus with low passenger usage has been moved to 3 p.m.

Buses depart Yongsan for Incheon at:

6:30 a.m.7:00 a.m.8:10 a.m.8:30 a.m.10:30 a.m.3:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.Buses depart Incheon for Yongsan at:

7:40 a.m.9:40 a.m.11:40 a.m.4:40 p.m.Categories for seating priority are:

Category 1: Active-duty servicemembers and Department of Defense personnel on official orders such as permanent change of station, temporary duty or emergency leaveCategory 2: Department of Defense contractors performing official travelCategory 3: Non-DOD federal employees on official ordersCategory 4: Standby passengers in order of precedence: A) Off-duty military and DOD civilians

B) Reserve and National Guard members

C) Dependents of active-duty personnel

D) Retirees

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