- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 13, 2016

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Proposed changes to the Bismarck metro area’s bus routes and paratransit system will be reworked after drawing complaints.

Bis-Man Transit Director Roy Rickert’s plan was to cut fixed routes from 12 to six, eliminate 24-hour paratransit curbside service and ban healthy seniors from the paratransit service. The goal is to save money and keep the program viable.

The Bismarck Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/29NVamg ) that people opposed to the plan testified before city commissioners for nearly three hours on Tuesday. The commissioners decided that the plan needed to be redone.

Mayor Mike Seminary said there still will have to be changes made to the service.

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Information from: Bismarck Tribune, https://www.bismarcktribune.com

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