Paul R Doyle

Middletown Bus Service At Risk As Local Provider Faces Financial Trouble

Middletown Bus Service At Risk As Local Provider Faces Financial Trouble

Middletown Area Transit, the local bus provider, is in serious financial trouble and has enough money to continue service only until Aug. 1, its administrator said Wednesday.

State legislators, the mayor and state Department of Transportation officials have participated in a series of meetings on the MAT financial situation over the past month, but time is running out for a funding solution to keep public transportation going.

In a letter sent to MAT on Tuesday, signed by Middletown's two state senators and two state representatives, the city delegation pledged to find ways to preserve bus service in the near future, but expressed concern about a multiyear financial struggle...

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