A year without cuts to bus service in Prince William.
That was the good news that Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission’s (PRTC) Interim Executive Director Eric Marx had for bus riders in the area.
“At a special meeting on October 24, the PRTC Board of Commissioners agreed that bus services should not be cut in FY18, which runs from July 2017-June 2018,” stated Marx in a release.
PRTC has faced their share of challenges related to funding and service, and dealt with potentially significant budget shortfalls in last year’s budget.
With declining revenues related to Virginia’s motor fuels tax and other local and federal funding issues, PRTC bus service has been cut frequently over the past eight years, stated Marx.
“A stable year with no service cuts will enable PRTC to complete its strategic planning effort and allow the Board, our customers and other interested parties in our community to form a vision of what public transportation should look like in the Prince William area in the future. It also provides us with additional time to seek a stable and sustainable alternate source of funding,” stated Marx in a release.
The budget process for fiscal year 2018 for PRTC has only begun, according to Marx.
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