Archive for February, 2016

PRTC Proposes Service Cuts, Fare Increase; Public hearings set for February

While declining gasoline and diesel fuel costs are providing an economic benefit for consumers and business, public transit authorities are losing significant revenues as the result of declining motor fuel taxes. The loss of those revenues for the Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission (PRTC) has created a $9.2 million budget deficit that is forcing a proposed cut in commuter and local bus services, and a proposed fare increase starting in July 2016. 

Four public hearings on the proposed budget, service cuts and fare increase have been set for:

Tuesday, February 9, 2016, 1 PM 

Manassas City Hall, Council Chambers

9027 Center Street, Manassas, VA 20110  

Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 1 PM

PRTC Transit Center

14700 Potomac Mills Road, Woodbridge, VA 22192  

Wednesday, February 10, 2016, 7 PM

PRTC Transit Center

14700 Potomac Mills Road, Woodbridge, VA 22192  

Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 7 PM

Manassas City Hall, Council Chambers

27 Center St, Manassas, VA 20110 

 

For more information about the proposed budget, service cuts, and fare increase visit: http://www.prtctransit.org/about-us/press-releases/press_releases.php?docid=71#sthash.35aBn2qS.H4KkCllS.dpuf