Transit Authority Gets Mill Cap Increase for 2010

By: Brian Quick Email
By: Brian Quick Email

The battle to keep the busses running is not over, but the Topeka Transit Authority got the answer it was looking for Tuesday night. The Topeka City Council voted to increase the mill cap for Topeka Transit for 2010.

The mill cap increases to 5 mills next year, then reverts back to 3 mills after that.

As it currently stands, weekend and Sunday riders still may be without the service for a while after Memorial Day, but that has yet to be determined.

The cap increase only raises the ceiling of how much the Transit Authority can ask for. They won't receive anymore money until the budget process begins later this summer.

The Transit board is also being expanded from five to seven members, but no members will be City Council members.

Members will discuss whether to extend weekend and evening service at Wednesday's meeting.

They will also begin thinking about ways to bring in sustainable income beyond the mill cap increase.


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