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Harrison County Mass Transit Levy to be on May Ballot

Harrison County

Harrison County voters are due to decide whether to extend a levy for five more years that has helped provide much of the budget for the Central West Virginia Transit Authority over the past three decades.

The Exponent Telegram reports that residents on May 10 will go to the polls to vote on whether to continue the levy, beginning on July 1, 2017.

The proposed levy would raise $2.26 million in its first year and a five-year total of $12.51 million.

Officials say that between 20,000 and 25,0000 riders each month have been using the services of the Central West Virginia Transit Authority.

CENTRA General Manager Vanessa Perkins says the levy provides two-thirds of the authority’s budget and is crucial in helping to provide free rides to veterans, senior citizens and the disabled.