1 week, 2 days ago by Scott Hardy
They hope to replace 14 buses by late 2018
The City of Quincy's Transit Lines will try to get new buses from the state of Illinois. Scott Hardy has more.
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The Council Monday night approved applying for a grant to the Illinois Department of Transportation, which if approved, would supply the Transit Lines with 14 new buses. Transit Lines Director Marty Stegeman.
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Stegeman says the current buses for those programs are at least eight years old, and need to be replaced.
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Stegeman says he hopes that the Transit Lines will receive the new vehicles by late next year. In other news, the City Council also voted to approve an ordinance that would reduce the number of driving lanes on Bonansinga Drive. The Council approved the ordinance based on a recommendation by the Traffic Commission and Quincy Police Chief Rob Copley, that would eliminate the use of the outer driving lanes on both lanes of traffic on Bonansinga. Those lanes would still be able to be used for parking during riverfront events.
3rd Ward Alderman Paul Havermale also announced he and 3rd Ward Alderman-Elect Tom Ernst will host a Town Hall next Tuesday night from 7 to 8 PM at the Quincy Mall Community Room. Ernst will take his seat on the Council May 1st, replacing out-going Alderman Jared Holbrook.