If the city does not make some cuts to BUS expenses or raise more revenue the system could have a deficit of approximately $170,000 in the 2009 budget, according to Jones. That number is based on federal energy department diesel cost estimates for October, he said. The number could be different in November when new estimates are released.
Sorry to say, but we need a car tax (or rental car tax?) to support public transit. It's the only way we'll get people to consider alternatives to driving everywhere.