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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

CITYLINK Transit System - Local Coeur d'Alene Bus Service -Changes Planned


The Coeur d'Alene Press recently published a story regarding the local CityLink transit service here in Kootenai County.  Kootenai County has a population of over 138,000 which has 98,000 within just the urbanized area.  Citylink offers free bus service, which includes routes within the metropolitan area of  Kootenai County as well as making trips to the Tribe's, Coeur d' Alene Casino.  The service has been in operation since 2006 and averaged 48,000 riders per month in 2011.  Citylink is a partnership among several agencies, but the Coeur d'Alene tribe has been the largest contributor to the transit system, contributing well over and above the required federal match amount every year.  Due to the current level of funding it is no longer sustainable. There may be a change in the service provided unless other funding is found.  It's too early to speculate what changes to the transit service will be, but the public will have an opportunity to provide input during the process.  A public meeting will be held sometime in March 2012.  I'll post the meeting date as soon as it becomes available.  To see the full story by the Coeur' Alene Press please visit the following link.  http://www.cdapress.com/news/local_news/article_d7d33165-bada-57b2-8e9e-d02d8fdde3ad.html?mode=image&photo=0
And, To visit Citylink site see the following link:  http://idahocitylink.com/

3 comments:

fedricksquare said...

It's too beginning to take a position what changes to the transportation assistance will be, but the community will have an chance to offer feedback during the procedure.

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shuttle to eugene said...

By the way, what are the reasons for changing the plan?

Anonymous said...

Same reason anyone inconveniences thousands of people if not merely hundreds... MONEY!