Voters go for Perrysburg public transportation
Wed, 08 May 2013 11:54:46 GMT —
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.
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.