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BGR backs Jefferson Parish transit taxes

BGR backs Jefferson Parish transit taxes
by CityBusiness staff reports
March 16, 2009

NEW ORLEANS – The nonprofit Bureau of Governmental Research today threw its support behind two Jefferson Parish transit taxes up for renewal by voters, saying that “serious cuts in service” will result if they are not renewed.

One tax, at two mills, would be dedicated to the maintenance and operation of the parish’s fixed-route public transit system. The other, at one mill, would be dedicated to operating and maintaining the Mobility Impaired Transportation System for disabled individuals.

“The taxes are the principal source of funding for public transit in Jefferson Parish,” BGR said in a press release. “If the taxes are not renewed, serious cuts in service will be necessary. Given the lack of other viable revenue sources, BGR recommends approving the renewals.”

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