Rural Transit System prices to be unchanged

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer

Residents of Limestone County who use the Rural Transit System and are on a budget, received good news at the last commissioners court meeting. The court also skipped the burn ban and dealt with a platting issue.

Commissioner John McCarver announced at the Oct. 28 meeting that the Heart of Texas Council of Governments had considered raising the rates to use its Rural Transit Service but decided against the idea.

The fees have been $1 within Limestone County and one-way; and $2 out of county. There had been a proposal to raise the rate, but HOTCOG decided against it.

“It’s going to be a little tough on Limestone County Transportation, because our budget has been cut quite a bit, but it’s good for the people,” said McCarver, who was conducting the meeting in the absence of County Judge Daniel Burkeen. McCarver is president of the board of directors of the Limestone County Senior Services Project, which oversees the transit service in Limestone County.

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