Debate Over The Cost Of Bus Service
The discussion over how much Alachua County should pay for RTS bus service through Gainesville continues to be heated.
City and county commissioners can not agree on a new contract and service for riders could be affected.
The city of Gainesville has asked Alachua County to pay just over 1.1 million dollars for bus service that caters to people who live outside of city limits.
That's up from their current rate of 814 thousand.
County commissioners say the increase is too high but city leaders say the county is not paying their fair share for services.
The debate continued at last Thursday's city commission meeting but no agreement has been made.
The next date set aside for a joint conference is in August, but the agenda for that meeting has not been set.
That wouldn't give the county much time to adjust their final budget, which has to be set by September.
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