Officials Say Buses In Reno Facing Service Cuts

RENO, Nev. (AP) - Regional Transportation Commission officials say people can expect bus service cuts of up to 25 percent if a ballot question fails in the November election.
The commission already plans to cut 7 percent of its services next year.
Washoe County voters are expected to decide in November whether to increase the county's sales tax by one-eighth of one cent. The funds would go to mass transit.
David Jinkling, the commission's public transportation director, says the tax would allow the commission to avoid cuts and restore some services. The projected cuts if the ballot question fails would amount to roughly $3.2 million.
Officials say a sour economy has dropped sales tax revenue, which funds 70 percent of transit operations.

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Information from: Reno Gazette-Journal, http://www.rgj.com

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AP-NY-08-24-08 1416EDT


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