It's all good, for the time being.
The Peoria County Board passed two resolutions Thursday night, assuring rural transit services stays financially fluid at least through June 30th. T
he Board OK'ed using up to $140,000 dollars to assure riders, mainly elderly people outside of Peoria, receive their transit service.
But, it wasn't passed until a spirited discusssion with a couple proposed amendments to the plan were voted on.
But, in the end, the board approved the original resolution which was approved previously by the Executive Committee.
The Board also approved applying for a $50,000 dollar IDOT one-time emergency allotment for the transit service.
About 150 riders take nearly 2,000 rides a month on CountyLink, which is operated by MV Transportation. Mostly of those rides are for medical facility visits.
Board members say a plan is in the works to make the transit service sustainable following June 30th. But, recently, funding had been almost wiped out.