Posted: Feb 8, 2010 12:28 PM by Bea Karnes, News First 5
Updated: Feb 8, 2010 12:28 PM
The city of Colorado Springs has managed to sell nine surplus FREX buses, for a total of $1.44 million. Now the question arises--will city council use the money to save FREX service through the end of the year? A decision by city council is expected Tuesday.
It's hoped by FREX supporters that the economy will improve enough during the year that increased tax revenues will allow funding to be restored next year.
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) owns 80% of FREX buses. CDOT has already approved use of state proceeds to keep the service going for the rest of the year. FREX provides service between Colorado Springs and Denver, lessening congestion on I-25 and reducing environmental impacts.
A transit system in Pennsylvania purchased the buses.