County Wants to Use Transit Funds to Repair Potholes

In Modesto CA, a portion of sales tax is used to support the Local Transportation Fund (LTF) which is used for dial-a-ride, trains, and other transit services. Instead, the county wants to use this money for road fixtures.

A 1997 legislation allows its agencies in the county to use leftover transit funds for road fixtures but, Modesto is on the losing side of votes at the Stanislaus Council of Governments. Over the years, many leaders say that the system works well.

"In the past decade, the 10 agencies have used more than $60 million of leftover transit money on streets, according to StanCOG reports. That's more than one-third the $170 million total, all of which theoretically could have gone to buses and dial-a-ride," said Garth Stapley.

Full Story: Modesto, County Transportation Funds Dispute Rages On

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