Yankton Transit

The continued growth in the number of people utilizing Yankton Transit has caused some growing pains for the agency and a fund-raising drive is underway to help bridge the gap in finances.

Yankton Transit Consultant Gary Hegland says because the fare that riders pay on Yankton Transit does not completely cover the cost of the ride funds are needed to make up the difference.

Hegland says the agency needs to raise forty thousand dollars to match a federal grant for two hundred thousand dollars.

Hegland says the funds are needed to purchase new buses, for vehicle maintenance and an upgrade to Yankton Transits’ phone and computer system.