We just got this email from Joe Calabrese. I didn’t know he knew where to reach me; will wonders never cease?
From: e-news [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, May 05, 2009 3:22 PM
Subject: Budget Update
A message from Joe Calabrese, RTA CEO & General Manager
I want to update you on the current status of RTA's budget due to the current recession.
In light of a projected $12-15 million shortfall in sales tax receipts, we are aggressively taking steps to help balance our budget to preserve needed transportation services.
The Ohio House of Representatives recently passed House Bill 1, which includes a badly needed increase for public transit.
We urge you to contact your State Senators and the Governor's Office, and urge them to retain this increase and provide whatever other assistance possible in order to minimize any service reductions.
We will keep you informed as the process continues. Thank you for your assistance.