The former director of the now-defunct North Idaho Community Express/Kootenai Area Transit System is speaking for the first time about the cease in operations. Helen Stephens contacted The Coeur d'Alene Press regarding a police investigation alleging grand theft at the transit agency.
Here's her interview. KMPO and the Panhandle Area Council (PAC) were not involved in the decision to cease service or the operation of NICE. Both are participating in talks and cooperating with the Idaho Transportation Department Division of Public Transportation and the Community Transportation Association of Idaho to restore services as soon as possible.
At this point there is no word on how or when this will happen. We will provide updates on this situation as they become available.