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SHUTTLE COULD BE BACK ON THE NEBRASKA CITY STREETS BY MID JULY

By Nate Gonner 6/27/2013

            A NEBRASKA CITY SHUTTLE SERVICE SHUT DOWN BY THE STATES PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION EARLIER THIS YEAR COULD ONCE AGAIN GIVE A SAFE RIDE HOME TO BAR PATRONS AS SOON AS THE MIDDLE OF NEXT MONTH.

 

              SAFE RIDE SHUTTLE, A NON FOR PROFIT COMPANY CREATED BY NEBRASKA CITY RESIDENTS TRAVIS GILLIESPIE AND FRANK TROMBINO, WAS SHUT DOWN BY THE STATES PUBLIC SERIVCE COMMISSION AFTER ST PATRICKS DAY AFTER AN ANAYOMOUS CALLER INFORMED THE COMMISSION THAT THE SHUTTLES DRIVER WAS ACCEPTING TIPS, WHICH BY LAW PUTS THE COMPANY IN A COMMERCIAL CATEGORY.

 

              IN AN INTERVIEW WITH KNCY NEWS, MARK BREINER, THE DIRECTOR OF MOTOR TRANSPORTATION FOR THE NEBRASKA PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION, SAYS SAFE RIDE SHUTTLE HAS GONE THROUGH THE APPLICATION PROCESS AND RECENTLY PASSED THEIR 30 DAY PROTEST PERIOD.

 

              BREINER SAYS THERE ARE THREE MORE THINGS THE SHUTTLE NEEDS TO DO BEFORE RETURNING TO THE ROAD.

 

              BREINER AUDIO

 

              BREINER IS ANTICIPATING THE SERVICE COMMISSION APPROVING THE SHUTTLE’S AUTHORITY AT THEIR JULY 9TH MEETING AND AS LONG AS THE PAPERWORK IS IN AND INSURANCE IS FILED, THE SHUTTLE COULD BE BACK SERVING NEBRASKA CITY BAR PARTONS BY THE MIDDLE OF JULY.

 

              THE SAFE RIDE SHUTTLE HAD GIVEN 131 RIDES TO NEBRASKA CITY RESIDENTS DURING A FIVE WEEK PERIOD IN FEBURARY AND MARCH BEFORE THE COMMISSON SHUT THEM DOWN.

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