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City Council Discusses Funding for New Public Buses

The St. Joseph City Council heard the first reading of a bill that would help fund the purchase of

Posted: Feb 27, 2018 1:19 PM
Updated: Feb 27, 2018 1:45 PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The St. Joseph City Council listened to the first reading of a bill that would help fund the purchase of nine buses to help replace half of the aging fleet.

Out of the city's 20 transit buses, 18 are at or over their useful lifespan which is 13 years or 500,000 miles. 

After missing out on federal funding and grants, the transit system is asking the city council to approve purchasing half of the buses needed.

The bus system provides a million and a half rides for people in St. Joseph each year. The city transit office says, if the proposal is accepted, it takes a minimum of 18-months to take delivery on a new bus.

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