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County Steps In To Help KCTS

Delay In State Funding A Problem For Transit Service

Kimball County commissioners Rich Flores, and Carl Stander voted to approve, if necessary, on Tuesday, March 19, the transfer of $210,000 from the inheritance fund to the general fund to pay KCTS payroll and bills due to a holdup in state funding.

The discussion prior to the vote focused on cutting transit services, such as shutting routes down. Administrator Christy Warner said, “Everything is connected,” and a public hearing must be held in order to shut services down.

The financial operation of the KCTS has been crippled because reimbursements from the Nebraska Department of Transportation...