The City has released an intent to award the shared-ride taxi service contract to Abby Vans, Inc. which is based in Neillsville, WI. The other two vendors that submitted a proposal have the right to protest and must submit that protest in writing by February 10th . IF no protests are received within the allotted time, then the city plans to proceed with entering into a contract with Abby Vans for shared-ride taxi services. The proposed contract would be presented to the Common Council for consideration on February 15th, and Abby Vans would begin operations as soon as March 1, 2023. If the contract is awarded on the 15th of February, as we anticipate it will be, then Abby Vans will begin allowing and encouraging clients to set up accounts and make reservations beginning February 20th.