Farmington to cut bus service amid budget deficit

Posted at: 06/21/2013 1:58 PM
By: Elizabeth Reed, KOB.com

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) - City officials are cutting Red Apple Transit's Saturday routes in an effort to streamline service in Farmington amid a budget deficit.

The Farmington Daily Times reports that starting July 6 the city will cut the yellow, purple, red and green lines in an effort to lower costs.

Officials say the altered schedule will run for about a month before city staff evaluate it and make adjustments.  

That plan drew fire from some residents who say they are afraid that the proposed cuts will be a burden to riders, particularly to the residents with disabilities, who depend almost exclusively on the buses for transportation.

Assistant city manager Bob Campbell says the city stands to save about $42,000 by cutting routes.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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