Friday, October 28, 2016

Connect Transit Riders Air Concerns of Possible Shutdown

Connect Transit serves nearly 8,000 people daily in the Bloomington-Normal area, but the service may need to hit the brakes if the state does not pay up soon.  Thursday, dozens of concerned riders voiced concerns during a public forum in Normal. Mike McCurdy, of the board of trustees, warned the board it will "temporarily suspend service” starting December 31, if the state does not provide funding prior to the end of 2016.  The board says part of the funding issue involves $9.2 billion in bills currently on the Comptroller’s desk. The board of trustees plans to take the feedback to legislature and convince the state that public transportation should be higher on the list of priorities.

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