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Sioux Falls council votes to raise cost of paratransit rides

SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- For the first time in 20 years, the Sioux Falls City Council has voted to raise the cost of a paratransit ride. The Argus Leader reports the City Council voted on Tuesday to raise the price for the door-to-door transportation ...

SIOUX FALLS (AP) - For the first time in 20 years, the Sioux Falls City Council has voted to raise the cost of a paratransit ride.

The Argus Leader reports the City Council voted on Tuesday to raise the price for the door-to-door transportation service from $2 to $2.50.

Councilors heard nearly an hour of emotional testimony before voting on the increase.

Councilor Kenny Anderson Jr. is a former paratransit driver. He said it was a "tough vote" for him.

The fare increase is estimated to generate $60,000 in additional revenue each year.

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Rick Kiley was the only councilman to vote against the increase. He said $60,000 for the city isn't enough to justify placing more of a financial burden on paratransit users.

 

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