Two men have resumed their free shuttle service for patrons of Nebraska City bars.
Travis Gillespie and Frank Trombino started the service in February but were ordered to halt in March. The Nebraska Public Service Commission said the tips and donations the men accepted for their Safe Ride Shuttle Service put their operation into a commercial category. That required higher insurance coverage and special permits.
The men raised their insurance coverage to $1.5 million and registered as a for-hire service so they can eventually charge passengers if they decide to do so later. For the moment, they charge a penny a ride that they say they're not collecting from the riders.
The service resumed this month, running overnight on Fridays and Saturdays, from 8 p.m. to 2:30 a.m.