By David Jenkins
Murphy residents dependent on TAPS for transportation will no longer have the public transit option available to them.
The council voted 6-0 at the January 5 council meeting, ending the Interlocal Agreement between the city and TAPS.
The termination went into effect Jan. 15.
Mayor Eric Barna was not present at the meeting.
“I know the Council of Governments is trying to find another means of transportation, but that is another separate subject,” City Manager James Fisher said. “We haven’t heard from any citizens that have been affected by the TAPS situation.”
The city originally entered in the TAPS agreement Jan. 6. 2015.
Initially, the city received good service from TAPS, then over the last six months, the public transit service wad plagued with financial and management challenges.
For full story see the Murphy Monitor at http://www.etypeservices.com/Murphy%20MonitorID247/default.aspx.