Sioux City Acquires Used Buses Due to Limited Cash

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By Ellen Kurt

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) - Used buses are arriving in Sioux City, months after the city's transit system decided to forgo new models because of limited federal funding.

The Sioux City Transit System has purchased four used buses from California which arrive next week. Each has about 250,000 miles and they're expected to last seven years. The City Council approved spending $200,000 for the vehicles in April.

The Sioux City Journal reports a bulk of the $4.2 million available from the Federal Transit Administration for bus replacements in Iowa were earmarked for other major cities. Sioux City had to share $931,000.

The agency had 1.1 million riders in the last fiscal year.
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