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Transpo to be affected by proposed tax cuts

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. – A St. Joseph County tax proposal aims to shift millions of dollars to 911 centers, leaving local entities like libraries and Transpo to lose thousands.

With the proposed tax cuts, Transpo CEO said they are looking to lose $158,000.

This means the company will be forced to stop their Mishawaka school tripper service which gives students transportation to John Young Middle School and Mishawaka High School.

Transpo might also increase fares to balance out the cuts in their funding.

“It’s actually really challenging for Transpo. We have a lot of riders that Transpo is their only means of getting to school, to work, to healthcare, to other community resources such as libraries,” Amy Hill, the Transpo CEO, said.

Hill said if this is approved, they might have to reduce or even eliminate services in the long term.

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