WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Expanded public bus service to Waynesboro and Washington Township, including a first-ever run up the mountain on Pa. 16 East to Blue Ridge Summit, Pa., is being considered by the Chambersburg Transit Authority, its director said Tuesday.
The amount the two local governments pay for their share of the service will increase, CTA Director Eva Verdier said.
The two local governments now subsidize the system with annual grants of $4,474 each. Beginning with the fiscal year starting July 1, that will go up by $1,175 to $5,549, Verdier said. After three years the local subsidies will drop to $4,818 per year.
The system operates on an annual budget of $459,000. The amount of the federal subsidy depends on the size of the deficit each year after income from advertising on the buses and fares are determined.
The federal government, which finances the lion's share of the system, will increase its subsidy from $113,000 to $165,000 next year, Verdier said.