Supervisors Hear RYDE Transit Update

The Kearney County Board of Supervisors had a very short meeting on March 15.

Charles McGraw from RYDE Transit spoke to the board. The RYDE program in Minden has two drivers and customer numbers are continuing to rise to pre-pandemic levels. McGraw also informed the board that Public Transit week will be celebrated in April and promotions will be going out for it soon.

Before taking action on a resolution to approve local funding for RYDE Transit, the board inquired what effect the rising fuel prices have played on the budget. McGraw informed the board the budget is slightly higher than the previous year, but if fuel prices see a significant rise it may be necessary to create an amended budget and request more funding from counties. He explained federal funding is available, but it must be matched by local funding.

see March 23 Courier for full story