Spokane Transit Authority looking for public input on proposed cuts
Spokane, WA residents who use the city’s transit system will soon have nine bus routes cut and over a dozen other redesigned. According to The Spokane-Review, the Spokane Transit Authority is now looking to its ridership for discussion on how to best handle the proposed 7 percent cut in service. If enacted, the slash in service would begin next September. The cuts have a human element. More than two dozen jobs, which include 16 bus driver positions, are on the chopping block. Spokane Transit management is hoping retirements and resignations will avoid worker layoffs. STA is currently working on a $60 million annual budget. A final draft on the proposal will be adopted by the STA board in March. For more, visit www.spokesman.com.