BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — The Bloomington City Council is stepping in to address concerns regarding recent proposed changes to connect transit.
Those changes include canceling a route and raising fares.
The council told the Connect Transit Working Group it has until December 1st to find an alternative to fare increases for Connect Mobility users.
If the Working Group cannot come up with a solution and believe the fare hike is necessary, then City Manager Tim Gleason says, the city could step in and pay the difference.
Gleason says this was done because several council members demanded changes.
“This is all relatively new to connect transit, hearing this kind of overwhelming outpouring of dissatisfaction,” said Gleason. “What they’ve done is form this working group and my council is very much on board for them to be allowed time to do what they need to do. We will see what the outcomes are.”
As for the route cancellation, tomorrow night the Connect Transit Board will meet.
On their agenda is a resolution that would have pink route bus drivers pick up riders that used to use the Olive Route, as that route is set to be eliminated next week.