Over the weekend, Governor Strickland proposed to cut an additional $2.5 million a year in state funding for Ohio’s public transit system. This proposal has been sent to legislators for consideration.
Timing is critical for citizens to immediately contact the offices of State Senators and Representatives and tell them how service cuts and fare increases are affecting you! It is important to tell them they need to increase funding foroperating assistance for public transit systems like Laketran.
If the State budget passes, funding for Ohio public transit will have been reduced by 76% for ten consecutive years – from $44.3 million in 2000 to $10.8 million a year in 2010 and 2011.
Riders are urged to contact theseState Legislators by phone or email immediately!