Fort Scott agrees to help fund new transportation system

The Fort Scott City Commission on Tuesday approved one step in helping to bring a taxi service to Fort Scott.

During its regular meeting, City Manager Dave Martin informed commissioners the city’s current taxicab ordinance has been in place since 2001, but the city has not had a taxi service for several years. Commissioners later in the meeting approved amending the city’s taxicab ordinance, which concerns licensing and operator’s fees for taxicabs.

The city is providing $5,000 to the Bourbon County Senior Citizens organization to provide a new transportation system starting this summer.

(Read more: Fort Scott Tribune Headlines)

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