Amidst a crowded public hearing, the Bismarck City Commission voted against Bis-Man Transit’s proposal to alter bus services in the area. The vote came after more than two hours of discussion.
The proposed changes were a reaction to funding cuts at both the state and federal level. As outlined in the proposal, Capital Area Transit (CAT) – the public busing system implemented in 2004 – would have seen its fixed routes reduced from 12 to 6, with an extended geography that included University of Mary.
There were also proposed changes to the paratransit system that would have changed it to a curb-to-curb service that aligned closely with CAT’s operating hours.
Bis-Man Transit was encouraged to seek further feedback from riders before further consideration.
Read the entire proposal here.