Transportation commissioners this week discussed the possibility of cutting bus service for seniors and the disabled on weekends, or perhaps confining the schedule to either Saturday or Sunday.
The options emerged Monday as commissioners continued looking for ways to make the service more efficient, bring in additional revenue or cut down on the schedule, moves under consideration because of dwindling financial reserves. Dipping into reserve funds has been necessary because the tax dollars that make up a significant portion of the revenue for the service have declined amid the weak economy.
BurbankBus Senior and Disabled Transit is a door-to-door service that runs daily, with appointments scheduled within the operating hours.
Buses generally run from Monday through Friday 7:15 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday 8:15 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday 8:15 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Adam Emmer, transit services manager, said the high quality of service provided is the draw of the program, but noted it is also expensive to maintain.