The Superior City Council paved the way for secondary students and staff of the Superior School District to hop on a bus at no cost.

Councilors on Tuesday, July 20, approved an amendment to the city’s contract with the Duluth Transit Authority that will allow students and school district staff to ride the bus for free by showing their school-issued IDs.

Councilor Craig Sutherland questioned whether the proposal should go to the finance committee.

“The cost was very minimal and speculative,” Mayor Jim Paine said. “There is no formal cost. The agreement is to cover the cost of services, however, the way our agreement is structured is whenever anyone pays a fare to ride the bus, that money belongs to the city of Superior and is applied to our overall cost with the DTA.”

The annual loss of revenue was estimated at a few thousand dollars, Finance Director Ashley Puetz said.

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