Springdale to consider increasing transit payment

Posted: February 6, 2018 at 1 a.m.

File Photo/NWA Democrat-Gazette/ANDY SHUPE A Ozark Regional Transit shuttle makes its way west on Backus Avenue earlier this year in Springdale. Transit officials, with help from a $140,000 Walton Family Foundation grant, commissioned a study for a bus system on U.S. 71B running at 15-minute intervals to connect the cities and form a spine for regional public transportation, fed by a system of local routes.

SPRINGDALE -- Ozark Regional Transit will continue at full service for a few more weeks in Springdale as the City Council seeks options.

Operating costs

Ozark Regional Transit officials on Monday night provided members of the Springdale City Council with operational costs for running a regular route. They include:

• Wages for operators and maintenance personnel

• Employee benefits for those personnel

• Vehicle insurance

• Uniforms

• Shop supplies

• Communication equipment and service costs

• Bus rental and repair

• Fuel and oil

Source: Ozark Regional Transit

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