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CATC ‘taken by surprise’ at City of Casper’s declaration to separate from contract; bus services to continue as usual for now

(Brendan LaChance, Oil City)

CASPER, Wyo. — Casper Area Transportation Coalition Board of Directors President Lou Grunewald said on Wednesday afternoon that CATC was caught off guard by the City of Casper’s announcement that they plan to separate from their contract with the CATC over the next 30 days.

“Our staff and board were taken by surprise with the city’s actions today,” Grunewald said. “We hope the transition will have no negative impact on the members of the community that so desperately require our service.”

Grunewald said that CATC/The Bus riders can expect services to continue as usual in the short-term. He said CATC plans to consult with legal counsel and will release more information on the matter at a later time.

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“We will provide additional information as it becomes available,” he said.

The city’s announcement that they plan to separate from CATC came earlier on Wednesday.

“Transit operations will continue as usual throughout the Casper area, City of Mills, Town of Evansville, Town of Bar Nunn, and Natrona County with minimal interruptions during the changeover,” the city said.