A Lack In Funding: Mountain Rides Expected To Cut Routes


By Joey Martin

Sun Valley, Idaho ( KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV ) Residents in the Sun Valley Area that utilize Mountain Rides Transit could soon see a major change in services.

Thanks to a cut in federal funding, a few of those changes can be expected in the coming months.

On Wednesday, Mountain Rides received word that they will see a decrease of over $360,000 of federal funding.

For Wood River Residents this means a possible cut back in scheduled routes to the Hailey – Bellevue area.

On Thursday we spoke with Mountain Rides Board of Directors Chairperson, Susan McBryant.

We asked her what other possible changes can residents’ expect to see in the coming months.

“It means that were going to have to cut routes that have been in service for the last 4 years. We will probably have to delete some of the routes, what we call the Valley Routes – between Bellevue and Ketchum… and then on to Sun Valley. And then there will be some routes locally in the Ketchum/Sun Valley area that are goanna have to be re-tooled to a certain degree.”
Said Mountain Rides Board of Directors Chairperson, Susan McBryant

In a year’s time Mountain Rides Transit services close to 500,000 commuters.

Over the next few weeks representatives will be meeting to discuss exactly what routes and services will be scaled back.

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