Voters go for Perrysburg public transportation

Voters passed transit levy in Perrysburg Tuesday.

Residents who rely on public transportation in Perrysburg are breathing a sigh of relief after a successful day at the polls Tuesday.

An additional .8 mill tax levy to re-establish public transportation passed with 72% in favor.

A similar levy was defeated in Nov. 2012, leaving disabled, elderly, and general public without transportation.

Perrysburg will now offer its residents service from Ride Right, a dial-in ride service. The service was used by the city last year after TARTA services were halted in September.

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In 2011, Perrysburg taxpayers paid just under $1.5 million for TARTA services. With the passing of Tuesday's transit levy, residents will pay $450,000 per year, costing the owner of a $200,000 home about $4 each month.

Residents can schedule a ride through Ride Right Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 6p.m. The taxpayers burden will be eased with a one dollar cost to ride.