- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 21, 2015

MASON CITY, Iowa (AP) - Mason City officials are considering adding nighttime transit service to augment the daytime bus schedule.

Transit director Pat Otto says the proposal would make public transportation available to second- and third-shift workers, to people going to night classes or to job training. Most bus routes are run from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The Mason City Globe Gazette reports (https://bit.ly/1DIbn3c ) that the City Council will be asked Tuesday night to authorize a grant application of more than $76,000 for the nighttime service.

Otto says the new, $2-a-ride service would be contracted to the Region 2 transit service operated by the North Iowa Area Council of Governments. It operates much like a taxi service, picking up passengers at their homes and taking them to their destinations.

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Information from: Globe Gazette, https://www.globegazette.com/


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