Laketran News

Ohio Senate Weighs Funding for Transit

Laketran General Manager Ray Jurkowski and Trustee McNamee will testify before the Ohio Senate for approval of an amended House Bill 1 that proposes a $6 million increase for public transportation in the 2010-2011 State Budget.  Ohio Senate Weighs Funding for Transit  Testimony of General Manager Ray Jurkowskibefore the Ohio Senate Finance and Financial Institutions […]

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Laketran Board Approves Financial Recovery Plan

Published: Tuesday, May 12, 2009 The Laketran Board of Trustees approved a financial recovery plan for the agency at their May 11, 2009 meeting. The 2009-1010 plan was adopted to close the gap on an expected $5.7 million deficit.   The recovery plan includes $1 million in reduction of departmental/personnel expenses; $1.5 million in reduction […]

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Commuter Transit Benefits Increased to $230 per Month

Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the monthly tax exclusion for employer-provided commuter highway vehicle transportation and transit pass benefits increased to $230, effective from March through December 2009.   Employees may exclude from income $230 per month in transit benefits and $230 per month in parking benefits –– up to a maximum […]

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Petition and Postcards Needed

Laketran is asking all citizens who are participating in writing letters, mailing postcards or signing petitions to our Ohio legislators to complete them and mail them by Friday, April 24. For more information on this advocacy action, please call Jessie Baginski 440-350-1008 or email Complete information for advocacy materials can be found at

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LEGAL NOTICE- Public Hearings

Published: Wednesday, March 18, 2009 LEGAL NOTICE PUBLIC HEARINGS Due to the proposed continuing reduction in state operating assistance funding and slumping local sales tax LAKETRAN, the public transit authority for Lake County, will hold four public hearings to describe and receive input on a proposal for service reduction/eliminations effective July 1, 2009 and to […]

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