CORPORATE DOLLARS PICK UP D'BACK SHUTTLE EXPENSES
Phoenix "likely will provide shuttle buses" for the
Diamondbacks, but "won't be footing the bill," according to
Chris Fiscus of the ARIZONA REPUBLIC. Under a compromise
reached Tuesday, corporate dollars would fund the cost --
about $20,000 per month -- to operate buses on game days for
two or three months. Fiscus writes that the deal "would
replace a controversial plan that called for a city-funded
shuttle" for the team. The City Council will vote on the
bus plan today. Fiscus adds that the city "balked" at a
plan submitted Tuesday by Southwest Charter Lines to provide
shuttle transportation, "because of its cost and because the
city could not provide the buses without going out for bid."
Southwest today will submit an updated bid without asking
for use of the city buses (ARIZONA REPUBLIC, 3/18).