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By Forrest Hershberger
Publisher Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

CARES Funds City Bus


September 16, 2020

The Sidney City Council recently it can receive a new public transportation bus through the CARES Act.

"As part of the CARES Act, we're eligible to apply for a bus," said Sidney City Manager David Scott.

The bus, a 12-passenger, with a handi-cap lift, is valued at $75,000. The bus has to replace a unit from the City's fleet that is at least 10 years old and has $100,000 miles.

The grant covers the full cost of the bus. The City frequently purchases buses through a federal program at an 80-20 cost share with the City responsible for 20 percent of the cost.

The council also discussed changing...

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