City Council denies bus funding, citing poor management

Published: Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 01:26 PM.

Routes could end next month

City Planner Eric Davis, who would have been Crestview's representative on the transit board, said he and county officials are studying creation of a new, public transportation authority with more municipal representation.

Davis also said they have been revising Crestview bus routes that better meet riders' needs. He pleaded for "nine more months to try to work this out."

The council didn't give it to him.

Councilman Tom Gordon, who has traveled extensively abroad, said he found better service on a for-profit transit system in Mexico and joined Helt and Councilman Shannon Hayes in voting against funding the bus routes under the current management.

Kampert said without city funding, the routes will terminate Feb. 4.

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