In their continuing fight against the City of Ithaca, OurBus has landed a small victory in getting their bus permit extended. Since April 1, the company has not been allowed to have any bus they charter parked on Green Street. The company stood to lose a substantial amount of should their services in Ithaca be stalled. The company issued a statement describing what this means for OurBus passengers in Ithaca.
"In a reprieve for Ithaca residents, visitors and businesses, on Friday, May 10 the City of Ithaca and OurBus agreed to a deadline extension for the current permit at the Green Street bus stop location. The permit remains valid subject to a further ruling by the Court, which will be issued sometime in June. The ruling is expected to extend the use of the East Green Street intercity bus stop location for OurBus-brokered ticket holders during the pending litigation. There will be no interruption to bus service, and OurBus ticket-holders' travel plans will not be disrupted."
Last month, OurBus filed a lawsuit against the city of Ithaca. The final straw that made OurBus want to sue the City of Ithaca, Hellman said was when the told them they could no longer use the Green Street pick-up and drop-off location.