Peoria Public Radio Staff
Thu March 28, 2013
Rural transit program could get funding from Peoria County
“I think it’s irresponsible to just say lets spend another $140,000. I think the right way to do this is to go in and specifically identify where in the current budget those funds would come from and make other adjustments to the budget where we’re coming in ahead or behind. That's what this seeks to do,” Mayer says.
Mayer and other board members say they are in favor of using county funds to support the transit service as a one-time measure. The aim, he says, is for County administration and the rural provider, MV Transportation, to work to keep the service hours strictly within available grant funding in future months.