- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 14, 2016

VINCENNES, Ind. (AP) - Southwestern Indiana officials are chipping in nearly $75,000 to keep a popular public transportation system rolling along.

The YMCA of Vincennes’ VanGo service has provided more than 100,000 rides this year, although it’s on track to finish the year with about a $75,000 deficit.

But this week the Vincennes City Council voted to provide another $37,000 for VanGo, and the Knox County Council tentatively agreed to provide up to $37,500, pending approval by the county’s commissioners.

County councilman Jim Beery tells the Vincennes Sun-Commercial (https://bit.ly/2gJueIT ) that “it would be difficult to imagine” the impact on the historic city about 40 miles north of Evansville if the van service ran out of money.

Officials say about half of VanGo’s riders use the service to get to and from work.

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Information from: Vincennes Sun-Commercial, https://www.vincennes.com

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