STOCKTON, CA - The San Joaquin Regional Transit District delayed making sweeping cuts to bus routes and schedules for at least 120 days.
But the board of directors did approve cutting two low-ridership routes: number 176, a commuter bus to Sacramento, and number 330, a limited route that runs throughout the school year.
Regional Transit faces an uncertain budget until the state budget is finalized and its revenue and costs for the upcoming year are determined.
"Our state and federal funding are still uncertain at this time," said Paul Rapp, district marketing director. "We also are waiting on a fares study, and for our costs, it's benefits and wages, cost of fuel, and cost of purchase transportation."
The district asked its directors to delay voting on cuts, which would have included eliminating Sunday bus service, that would be implemented in July.