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Charleston - Huntington Commuter Bus Funding Might End


The weekday commuter bus service between Charleston and Huntington is expected to run out of funding soon.

The Charleston Daily Mail reports the Intelligent Transit, or "iT," will run out of federal and state funds on June 30. The service makes one round trip in each direction on weekday mornings, making the return trip in the evenings.

With funds running out, both the Kanawha Valley Regional Transportation Authority and Huntington's Tri-State Transit Authority say they can't afford to foot the bill for the service.

Intelligent Transit provided more than 13,400 rides last year and has provided more than 13,000 rides each year since 2011. The service was started in 2009 under a three-year federal grant, covering the entire cost to run the service, which continued running for three additional years.

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