City buses were ordered to stop running Friday when the transit authority ran out of money. The City Council refused to provide cash to keep the system afloat until a federal subsidy arrived.
After employees received a biweekly payment a week ago, the Mobile Transit Authority had only $9,000 in its account and $200,000 in debts, including fuel and maintenance costs.
A quarterly $61,000 federal subsidy payment is due at the end of August, earmarked for capital equipment.
Annually, the system receives about $1.3 million from fares, $1.3 million from the city and $882,000 from the federal government.
Last week, the city refused to turn over to the bus system $117,000 remaining in its transit budget.
The City Council claims the transit authority board has mismanaged the system and demanded its six members resign. Two have done so.