From an article in the Eau Claire Leader Telegram:

The city of Eau Claire is going to be impacted by a 10 percent cut in state transit aid in 2012, but officials have yet to determine if that is going to mean less bus service or higher fares, transit manager Mike Branco said.

“We will feel the impact of this cut,” said Branco, who is working on the transit budget for next year. “We have yet to determine what we’re going to do, but it’s very much on our minds.”

In the 2011-13 state budget, Gov. Scott Walker proposed the 10 percent cut in state transit aid, which will slice it by $9.6 million a year, starting in 2012.

Eau Claire could lose more than $200,000, according to Branco’s preliminary estimate.