Buses are not going anywhere, for now

Elizabethtown Supervisor Margaret Bartley.

Elizabethtown Supervisor Margaret Bartley. Photo by Katherine Clark.

— “I have a meeting to find out if the money that we are expecting from the state will still be there next year,” Palmer said. “Nancy has come up with plans to cut back so the deficit gets narrowed. There has been no discussion about ending the bus at this point. When you see the budget proposals for 2013, then it may be a discussion that you may have to have.”

Westport Supervisor Daniel Connell said that he had a concern that was similar to Bartley’s.

“I had a person come in and talk to me that works three days a week and if the program is cut, then they can’t work anymore,” Connell said. “We need some kind of public transportation. It may not be what we have now. We do need to have something there, but it is going to be a difficult situation to try and figure out how we are going to provide transportation while keeping the costs down.”

Newcomb Supervisor George Canon said that he felt the issue was a matter best left to town, and not county, governments.

“The county bus does not come to Newcomb,” Canon said. “The municipalities need to step up and provide some of these services like we do in our town.”

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