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Published: Tuesday, 4/10/2007

Rossford OKs option to end TARTA service

Members of Rossford City Council voiced their support last night for bills introduced in the Ohio legislature that would give communities the option to continue or end their memberships in regional mass transit authorities without other members consent.

The bills were introduced last month by state Sen. Randy Gardner (R., Bowling Green) and state Rep. Bob Latta (R., Bowling Green).

The legislation has been introduced at the behest of Perrysburg officials, who question the value their city receives from the more than $1 million its residents pay in taxes to TARTA each year.

Rossford council voted 6-0 to support the legislation. Councilman Richard Kovach was absent.

Several councilmen have voiced support periodically over the last year for TARTA services, but others have said they re not quite sure they re getting the service they need.

This would provide an additional wake-up call to TARTA to be more responsive to the needs of Rossford and suburban communities, Councilman Jim Richards said.

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