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State says shutting down bus system would cost Gloversville $1.3 million

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Gloversville officials will be looking to hire a “mobility manager” after learning the city would have to repay the state approximately $1.3 million if it shut the transit system down completely. Mayor Dayton King along with Common Council members Robin Wentworth, John Castiglione and Ellen Anadio met with state Department of Transportation officials Monday to discuss the true local costs of the city’s bus system. King issued a news release Tuesday to explain what he ...


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bigdaddy5
March 30, 2011
8:41 a.m.

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To the transit detractors , could this be true! You have been a staunch advocates to shut this down. Do you still support shutting transit down at this cost? With this coming out it seems we as taxpayers might be better served to keep the buses running and get the most bang for our buck!JMO

robbump
March 30, 2011
10:34 a.m.

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When I read that some of the bus system’s routes, like the one to Amsterdam, are 100 percent funded by the state and federal government, I wondered how many other routes might be similarly funded. Maybe they didn't actually lose money either? Regardless, it looks like closing down the system is too expensive.

geoffp
March 30, 2011
10:16 p.m.

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Does the $62,180 taxpayer balance include Johnstown's contribution or just State and Federal money?

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