Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Virginia Regional Transit Funds in Jeopardy

According to the Ashburn Patch, the latest U.S. Census report could mean big changes for bus service in Leesburg and Loudoun County.

Patch reports that "Because of a change in designation from “rural” to “urban,” Virginia Regional Transit will stop operating in the Loudoun after Sept. 30 if replacement funds cannot be found, according to a memo sent from County Administrator Tim Hemstreet to the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors."

Leesburg Mayor Kristen Umstattd said that if this amendment does not pass the General Assembly, then the service would end Sept. 30.

Umstattd said that Congressman Wolf’s office has been helpful in trying to facilitate a solution, “but with the impasse on Capitol Hill, it does not look promising for our residents who use VRT buses to get to work and back.”

Read the Ashburn Patch article here.

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