Community activist goes door-to- door to raise funds for city buses

Published: Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 05:40 PM.

Uncertain cost, uncertain revenue

It will cost about $96,000 to keep the two bus lines operating, Crestview city clerk Betsy Roy said, and the $25,000 mentioned as the city's contribution isn't definite.

"They really haven't said how much we need to contribute," Roy said.

One possible source of city bus route funding could be an increased city share of county gasoline tax revenue, but the state has not yet decided how much that would be. The increased tax doesn't take effect until Jan. 1.

"But we also need that gas tax money to pave the roads," Roy said.

Undeterred, Coleman keeps knocking on doors.

"If we can show that the community is trying, this may do something," Coleman said.

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