It will not be a clean break between Augusta and the private company running its bus service.
Augusta Commissioners voted to end its contract with Mobility Transit to operate the city bus system at the end of July.
But, Mobility wants to stay on the job and is filing suit in Federal Court, saying the city violated the state open meetings law when it voted to fire the company.
"We did file suit yesterday in Federal Court. We have not had the city served yet, we expect that to occur later today, but we have filed," said Robert Mullins, Mobility Transit's attorney. "What are the grounds?" we asked. "We believe the termination was incorrect," Mullins answered.
The suit is asking the Federal Court to void the termination of Mobility's contract and stop the city from proceeding with the requests for proposals from other companies to run the bus system.
Mullins says he is also asking the Federal Court to issue a temporary restraining order on the city ending the contract.
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