Topeka Transit Funding Options Explored

By: 13 News
By: 13 News

Concerns over keeping a strong bus service in Topeka brought people together Tuesday.

Topeka Independent Living Resource Center held a meeting to update its clients on possible cuts in Topeka Transit routes.

Topeka Transit was poised to end evening and Sunday service April 1st, but has now delayed that until at least April 22nd while it explores other funding options.

The Center's executive director Mike Oxford says they'd like to see the cap on city property tax funding for Topeka Transit lifted. He says the organization also believes community and government leaders should come together to develop a long-range plan. He says the plan needs to include all possible sources of funding so that Topeka Transit doesn't find itself in a crisis, asking for more tax dollars, every few years.

Transit officials were to meet with Topeka City Council members Tuesday night to talk about planning and funding options.

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