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PERRYSBURG, OH (Toledo News Now) -
May election is just about a month away, and that means Perrysburg residents
will be faced with the chance to vote for public transportation a second time.
opted out of TARTA last year, then turned down a replacement levy after that.
like Perrysburg jumped back to the 1950s, when they had maybe one bus and you
had to go to Toledo to get it," said Joan O'Neal, a resident.
residents that relied on public transportation have been stranded since last
March. In November, voters turned down a 1.45 mil levy that would have replaced
time around, city council members scaled back even more, and are putting forth
a 0.8 mil levy in May.
took the fixed route out, it's just Dial-a-Ride now," said Sara Weisenburger, a
committee member for Go Perrysburg. "We're down to what we really, absolutely
fixed route would have stopped at key locations in Perrysburg, but now they
will only offer a Dial-a-Ride service, which will pick up and drop off
residents anywhere within the city limits. They will also take riders to two
connection points – one at the Maumee Municipal Building and the other at
Meijer in Rossford. Each ride will cost $1.
0.8 mil levy will cost the owner of a $200,000 home only $4 a month.
approved, the Dial-a-Ride service will be available Monday through Friday, from
6 a.m. until 9 p.m., Saturday from 8 a.m. until 9 p.m., and Sunday from 8 a.m.
until 6 p.m.