Committee votes to approve bus service funding

At last night’s Public Works committee meeting, the Dutchess County Legislature unanimously approved a resolution to restore funding for the County’s Route C Loop Bus to run north of TOPS supermarket in Rhinebeck.

Attached to the resolution – which I sponsored – is a December 22 email from the Department of Public Works to the administration urging them to restore the funding after reconsidering the impact of the cuts. That email was the direct result of citizen involvement at a public forum in early December attended by around 100 people, many of whom testified about the negative impact of the cuts.

Next Tuesday, the full legislature is expected to approve the change, and then it will be signed by the County Executive who has indicated their support.

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