- Associated Press - Friday, June 5, 2015

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether is clashing with the City Council over free city bus rides for youth this summer.

The City Council last week unanimously approved the pilot program to waive bus ridership fees for people 18 and under through the summer, but Huether has refused to sign off. He says the idea has merit but he thinks the council moved too fast.

Councilman Greg Jamison says the group did ample research. The council believes free bus rides for youth will improve bus ridership overall and encourage youth to ride buses as adults.

Huether returned the resolution unsigned but didn’t veto it. That means it will still go into effect but will be delayed a week. The program is to begin June 26.

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