Trumbull County considers joining WRTA

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There's an August deadline for WRTA to put a sales tax on the November ballot to pay for the Trumbull operation

(WKBN) – Trumbull County Commissioners are deciding whether to join the WRTA.

There’s an August deadline for WRTA to put a sales tax on the November ballot to pay for the Trumbull operation.

Commissioner Niki Frenchko made a motion Wednesday to join, but no one else seconded the move.

Concerns include equal representation on the board and if Trumbull County could back out if voters reject the sales tax.

“We’re not saying we’re for or against it, but we have some questions that we still need to iron out with Mahoning County, with the city of Youngstown and with WRTA before we make this leap,” said Commissioner Mauro Cantalamessa.

“I’d like to bring this to the voters who would be benefitting from transportation. I think we deserve viable transportation because it’s good for economic development. There are tremendous economic impacts to it. It will also help to save the county money in the long run,” Frenchko said.

At this point, it’s unknown when commissioners will vote on the issue.

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