The free downtown shuttle service could come to an end early next year.
The city’s public transportation arm, Mountain Metropolitan Transit, had planned to pay for the shuttle’s operation cost starting in 2008, but proposed 2008 public transportation cuts to cover a $1.3 million budget shortfall include eliminating the shuttle service.
Proponents of the free service say the shuttle has second-most used transit route in the city.
The downtown shuttle service began about three years ago when a federal grant paid for its creation and has since covered its operation costs. But, the grant money runs our early next year, and if Mountain Metro doesn’t decide to pay for its operation, the service will end.