JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (KMIZ)
Bus riders in Jefferson City will soon be paying more.
At its meeting on Tuesday night, the Jefferson City Council voted 6-3 in favor of raising the price to ride the bus. The change will go into effect Feb. 6.
Ward 1 Councilmen Jack Deeken and David Kemna, along with Ward 2 Councilman Mike Lester voted no. Ward 4 Councilman Derrick Spicer was not at the meeting, so he did not vote.
Deeken and Lester mentioned they thought the possibility of a drop in rider numbers was not worth the $60,000 the price increase could bring in.
Price increases have been in consideration since this past October. The Jefferson City Transit Division held public meetings about the possibility of increasing rates in November and had a survey online until Dec. 9.