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Officials: Use rates, costs hurdles for public transit

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Cost-sharing approach would be needed

By Marty Finley

Local officials say they are interested in studying implementation of public transportation in Hardin County, but the cost and avenues to finance a system are unknown, leaving room for concern.

Some expressed openness toward a cost-sharing approach for public transit but others said city budgets are too constrained for a commitment to a partnership.

Elizabethtown Mayor Tim Walker said since he took office two years ago, few residents have approached him wanting a public transportation system, but he doesn’t consider silence as an absence of need.


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