UPDATE: Public Transit in Sioux Falls gets worse

UPDATE: Notice the CIP that was released today (the mayor dropped it in the councilors mailboxes at Carnegie). While their is plenty of money for NEW streets and pools no mention of public transit.

It’s bad enough that transit routes don’t go throughout the entire city, NO Sunday service and now this;

Saturday service will end at 3 p.m. for SAM’s two Saturday crosstown routes, as well as SAM On Demand rides and paratransit services, shaving about two and a half hours of of the service’s Saturday hours starting July 2.

I have often argued that a city of our size should have a transit system that runs 7 days a week, runs throughout the entire city and allow minors to ride for FREE all year long. In Kansas City they have been running a program that gives free rides to people who maintain employment status and other circumstances.

It often surprises me when we dump millions into special interest sports and parking ramps and virtually ignore improving public transit.


#1 D@ily Spin on 06.30.22 at 1:19 pm

When federal subsidy gets cut, the city cuts service. Be happy that transit funds cannot be steered into foolishness like other federal money.

#2 Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on 06.30.22 at 1:21 pm

Why can’t everyone just get into their late model black SUV (It might be pearl white) around here, go to Silverstar, then just drive around for fun?