The Summerside economic department is looking to spend over $25,000 to improve the city's public transit.
A request for proposal (RFP) to have a study conducted was recommended during Summerside's committee meeting at City Hall on Aug. 4. The feasibility study would pinpoint how Summerside's transit system could be best optimized for a city of its size and population. If approved at council's next regular meeting, the RFP would be awarded to Dillon Consulting Limited for $25,640 plus HST.
Mike Thususka, the city's economic development director, said the Ontario-based firm was the second-cheapest option and was just $2,000 over the cheapest, which was scored lower in its evaluation. One of the most expensive options was in the $40,000 range.
The study would be an unbudgeted expense, so funding would be transferred from the city's reserve budget line, Coun. Brian McFeely said.