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Perrysburg ends public transit, some threaten to sue

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Bus service officially ended in Perrysburg Tuesday night, and that's left nearly 70 riders without a way to get around.  Many passengers say they're in disbelief of the situation, calling it a lack of care in the community.

Voters rejected a 1.45 mill levy that would have kept public transit going.  Now city leaders are working on creating a new reduced mill to present to voters in may. But for passengers who need the service now, it's the end of the road.

"If they're not providing public transportation, something's wrong there...regardless of how the voters voted," says Gregory Symington, who is looking into taking legal action and depends on the service.

"None of them have to worry about this," says RosaLinda Brown, who now worries about getting around.  "None of them have to wake up tomorrow and wonder how they're going to meet their basic needs, but I do."

"I firmly believe there was a lack of understanding of the need, because I think if people understood the need, the community that I know would have voted yes," says council member Todd Grayson, who says there's not much else to tell riders at this point.

That new levy is expected to go to voters next May.  Council plans to discuss more concrete plans at its December meeting. 

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