Transit Authority Hopes City Will Help with Funding

TOPEKA, Kan. - Topeka Transit hopes some extra funding from the City will help prevent making more cuts to the operation.

Board members met Friday at an emergency work session to discuss what can be done to help prevent them from putting Phase Two into action - this means buses would come every hour rather than half hour.

Phase One begins April 1, which means Topeka Transit will no longer provide bus service after 6:30 p.m. on weekdays or at all on Sundays.

Transit officials say things like bus repair, replacement needs and the sluggish economy add up to costs they cannot keep up with.

Jack Alexander, Transit Authority board member, said, "We don't want to have to do what we've already made the decision to do, and that's start scaling back. We're now wanting to educate the council in hopes that they have ideas that they could join us in keeping the system running."

Board members will meet with Topeka city council members to discuss additional funding.


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