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TIPS MAKE GOOD DEED A BUSINESS BY PUBLIC SERVICES COMMISSION

By Nate Gonner 3/30/2013

             TWO NEBRASKA CITY RESIDENTS, WHO STARTED A SAFE RIDE SHUTTLE SYSTEM IN TOWN, HAVE BEEN SHUTDOWN BY THE NEBRASKA PUBLIC SERVICES COMMISSION EARLIER THIS MONTH.

 

              THE SHUTTLE STARTED IN FEBRUARY WHEN TRAVIS GILLESPIE AND FRANK TROMBINO HAD BEEN GIVING RIDES TO NEBRASKA CITY’S BAR PATRONS WHO HAD A LITTLE BIT TOO MUCH TO DRINK.

 

              IN FIVE WEEKS, THE TWO GAVE 131 RIDES WITH TIPS AND DONATIONS BEING THE ONLY SOURCE OF INCOME THAT THEY DREW FROM RIDERS.

 

              MARK BREINER IS DIRECTOR OF MOTOR TRANSPORTATION FOR THE NEBRASKA PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION AND ADMITS WHAT GILLESPIE AND TROMBINO WERE DOING WAS A NOBLE DEED.

 

              HOWEVER, BREINER SAYS EVEN JUST GETTING MONEY IN TIP FORM IS ENOUGH TO CONSIDER THE GOOD DEED A COMMERCIAL BUSINESS.

 

              BREINER 1

 

              ACCORDING TO BREINER, GILLESPIE AND TROMBINO WOULD NEED TO CARRY A MILLION AND A HALF COMMERCIAL INSURANCE POLICY ALONG WITH SIGNING UP FOR COMMERCIAL PERMITS IF THEY WANT TO KEEP OPERATING THE BUSINESS.

              BREINER SAID THERE IS HOPE FOR THE TWO NOBLE MEN.

 

              BREINER 2

 

              BREINER ADMITS AFTER THE TWO COMPANIES GOT COMMISSION APPROVAL, THE TWO SHUTTLE SERVICES DIDN’T FOLLOW UP ON THE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR VARIOUS REASONS.

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