New transit management firm hired by city council

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DECATUR - Following a Decatur City Council meeting Monday, MV Transportation Inc. is set to become the new operator for the Decatur Public Transit System.  Council members voted 5-1 in favor of a new 5-year agreement with the transportation company.

During the meeting there was some discussion about retaining the services of First Transit, Inc., the current transit management firm.  However, MV was chosen as the firm scored best in the proposal review and scoring stages.

Also discussed at the meeting were the final stages of the Downtown Streetscape Program and a pair of resolutions designed to protect the Mahomet Aquifer as a central Illinois water source.

MV Transportation will replace First Transit beginning July 1.  All transit system employees will become employees of the new management firm.
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