There is a certain happiness sighted when your bus comes along. It is of course a small specialized form of happiness and will never be a great thing.

-Richard Brautigan, The Old Bus

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Budgets and service cuts

Sacramento Regional Transit has announced a series of proposed route changes in anticipation of a cutback in state transit funding.

According to RT's press release:

The State budget expected to be approved calls for a $1.3 billion loss to public transportation, which will result in a $14 million annual loss to RT and a $1.6 million reduction of bus service. In anticipation of this budget shortfall, RT has implemented cost saving measures and internal cuts to offset further reductions in service.
The full press release is available here.

A fuller explanation of the proposed cutbacks is available from RiderShip for the Masses on this page.

A public hearing will be held Monday, Aug. 13, at 6 p.m. in the RT Auditorium at 1400 29th Street (at N Street). Comments must be received by 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8. Submit comments to RT Planning Dept., P.O. Box 2110, Sacramento, CA 95812-2110

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