The County Board's Finance Committee rejected County Executive Scott Walker's proposal to raise paratransit fares by 75 cents, from $3.25 to $4, according to County Board spokesman Harold Mester.
The committee also recommended preserving the route sections that Walker wanted to eliminate: Route 80 south of Mitchell International Airport; Route 49 to Green Bay Ave. and Brown Deer Road; and Route 40 to a park-and-ride lot on Ryan Road.
The full County Board is holding a public hearing on the 2008 county budget next Monday, at 7 p.m. October 29 at the Washington Park Senior Center, 4420 W. Vliet Street.
Here's another little video to remind us why transit and paratransit is important. More here.