City of Durango plans to leave transit service for residents with disabilities untouched

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City of Durango plans to leave transit service for residents with disabilities untouched

Other cuts to service expected to start April 1
Johnny Bulson talks with Sarah Dodson, assistant transportation director, at a meeting on Wednesday at the Durango Transit Center. The meeting was focused on cuts to city bus service planned to start on April 1.

City of Durango plans to leave transit service for residents with disabilities untouched

Johnny Bulson talks with Sarah Dodson, assistant transportation director, at a meeting on Wednesday at the Durango Transit Center. The meeting was focused on cuts to city bus service planned to start on April 1.
At a glance
Service cuts and upcoming changes

The city has consistently faced a funding shortfall for transit services. The Durango City Council made smaller changes in recent years to cover Durango Transit needs.
2013: Eliminated the direct bus from the Durango Transit Center to Mercy Regional Medical Center.
2014: Increased parking meter rates.
2015: Free Trolley service ended and was replaced with $1 fare required. City contracted with cab service to provide Buzz Bus service.
2016: Changed bus routes to obtain operational efficiency. Closed the Transit Center on Saturdays.
2017: Parking ticket fines increased from $12 to $25.
H H H Here is the timeline for implementing changes:
Ongoing: The city will meet with stakeholder groups until early December.
Dec. 12: Durango City Council will discuss plans for transit services.
January 2018: City will refine preferred alternatives.
February 2018: City will release information about service changes.
April 1, 2018: Changes in bus service will begin.

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