The subject of public transit has been an ongoing issue in Wright County for almost four years, when Sherburne County surprised Wright County officials by announcing it was pulling out of the River Rider transit program shared by the two counties to join another group. That led to River Rider being dismantled. Wright County then couldn’t reach an agreement with Trailblazer over fair representation on the Trailblazer Board.
It resulted in Wright County and Trailblazer parting ways only to be replaced by WCAT (Wright County Area Transit), an organization operated by Wright County cities. But, it appears as though Wright County is getting back in the transit business.
At the Oct. 10 meeting of the Wright County Board, the commissioners voted not only seek to find an agreement to partner with WCAT, but to hand over the remaining funds in the extinct River Rider account.
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