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State Budget Proposal Recommends 90% Cut To Public Transportation Fund

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The latest budget proposal from Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) includes cutting a public transportation fund by tens of millions of dollars. Public transit advocates say this puts the state headed in the wrong direction. The budget recommends a funding line for public transportation be cut from $70 million a… Read More

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Free Rides and Restricted Space Announced for Public Transportation in Athens

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens Public Transit (APT) is announcing changes due to the coronavirus pandemic. All rides are free, effective Monday, March 30, according to APT’s website and Facebook page. “This is to reduce exposure to drivers from handling passes and cash fares,” according to an announcement. The free rides apply to both regular… Read More

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State Says $105M Going to Public Transit Systems in Ohio

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials say $105 million in grants is going to public transit systems Ohio. The Ohio Department of Transportation says nearly $70 million of that will come from the state general revenue fund. The department is awarding $45 million for the Ohio Transit Partnership Program to rural and urban transit agencies,… Read More