Area residents frustrated after Sylvania Township refuses TARTA expansion proposal

Area residents frustrated after Sylvania Township refuses TARTA expansion proposal

LUCAS COUNTY (WTOL) - After Sylvania Township trustees blocked a proposed expansion of TARTA's public-transit service from going to a countywide vote this week, Shannon Seger felt frustrated.

"When people complain about transportation services, well how can we improve without investing in it. We want to see it improve, but if we don't invest, how can it get better," Seger asked.

If TARTA had expanded routes and greater accessibility, Lewis Cleveland of Point Place, imagines he would feel more independent.

"I need to be able to go to places.I live in Point Place right now. I go shopping, I want to go to doctor's appointments. I rely on my friend right now," he explained.

Even if you are not disabled, Allayne Clark thinks that investing in public transportation is an investment for everyone.

"I know some feel oh no, that's never going to happen to me. But you never know what's going to happen. Maybe not that specific disability will get you, but it's possible," said West.

Some Toledo residents said they wish they were given the opportunity to vote on how their transit system is funded and hope they will be given that opportunity in the future.

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