Transport Management Centralized

Macomb, IL – The City of Macomb is hiring the regional council to provide a single manager for the four public transit systems. Macomb Mayor Mick Wisslead says the state demanded a manager as a condition of continuing to receive grants. Gary Zeigler of the Western Illinois Regional Council will coordinate the taxi service, along with Red Cross, Go West and Bridgeway services. The city will pay about $103,000 for the first year's contract. Wisslead says benefits could include better use of vehicles, centralized maintenance and an extended service area.