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Edmond Public Transportation Committee wants to create a trust for accepting donations to bus system

Members of Edmond's Public Transportation Committee wants City Attorney Steve Murdock to look at creating a trust for the city's bus system. Committee members are looking for an avenue where people can donate to Citylink.
by Diana Baldwin Published: August 11, 2012

Members of the Edmond Public Transportation Committee are interested in creating a trust that would accept donations to the city's bus system.

They have asked City Attorney Steve Murdock to look into the legalities of creating a trust to help pay for a system now funded by sales tax money, grants and payments from the University of Central Oklahoma for use by the students.

“You never know when Aunt Bessie may have been riding the paratransit bus and leave us some money,” committee member Marc Weinmeister said.

Members also are interested in selling advertising space on the buses to help operate the city's 12-bus fleet.

City council members on Monday will consider transferring an additional $52,958 to pay for fuel that was not included in last year's budget. City leaders had budgeted $70,000 for fuel, but spent $122,958.

Part of the additional fuel cost is due to the purchase of three new buses, and the budget had been calculated with the assumption that six buses were to be converted to compressed natural gas.

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by Diana Baldwin
Sr. Reporter
Diana Baldwin has been an Oklahoma journalist since 1976 and came to The Oklahoman in 1991. She covered the Oklahoma City bombing and covered the downfall of Oklahoma City police forensic chemist Joyce Gilchrist misidentifying evidence. She wrote...
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