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UPDATE: Sunday bus service will wait

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IOWA CITY (KWWL)-- The city council said Monday night there are too many uncertainties to run buses on Sundays anytime soon.

The council ordered a study of the public transit system and added Sunday bus service to that.

Iowa City transit currently operates Monday through Saturday, like most other cities. But a petition prompted the city to evaluate bussing needs on Sunday.

Many say they're excited about it.

"I think it's great, because I would like to be able to go to church on Sundays, so that would be great for me," said Carol Vance, Iowa City.

The city transit director says it could cost up to another $400,000 a year to provide Sunday bussing.

The council looked at a national study which showed there could be around 690 riders on Sundays.

They also said they would like to see if Coralville would be interested in providing a Sunday service.

Council members also say they would be interested in looking at whether a voucher system for Sunday cab rides would be more cost effective than the bus service.

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