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Gov. Haslam's plan would allow local referendums for transit funding

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
The Tennessee Transit Coalition, which organized this year to lobby the state for transit funding, applauded Haslam's local option transit proposal but also noted that raising revenue locally isn't viable in many rural counties.

"We would like to see the state invest the necessary resources to improve public transportation statewide," said Jason Spain, executive director of the Tennessee Public Transportation Association, one of seven members of the coalition. "Public transit is a growing choice in our state; but it is also a necessity for many Tennesseans in both our rural and urban areas who rely on it for access to jobs, schools and everyday services like medical appointments.”

Read more from the Tennessean here.

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