Peoria County’s rural transit service may have funding through the end of June. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports the County Board is considering two-resolutions next month to fund the cash-strapped service:
The rural transit service needs about $140,000 to stay afloat through June. That’s because more people are using the program than annual grant funding can support. One resolution proposes taking money directly out of the general fund to pay for rural transit costs. County Board member Allen Mayer has another resolution. He proposes instead paying for the transit service with anticipated revenues from property taxes and delaying some road projects for a year.