Grays Harbor Transit to cut special shuttle service after FTA warning

ABERDEEN, Wash. – Grays Harbor Transit is dropping another service to the community, this time it’s not their decision. General Manager Mark Carlin asked a specialist with the Department of Transportation recently if they were jeopardizing their funding by offering shuttle services for events like the Festival of Lights in Montesano “The answer to that is “Yes” they gave me a stern warning that any shuttle service we provide has to be along the currently established route.” Carlin said he’ll be contacting cities that have used the service in the past “Really there’s, there’s just really not a lot that we’re going to be able to do for people anymore.”
Federal public transportation grants make up 14% of the transit’s annual budget, which could be lost if the Federal Transportation Authority were to cite them for continuing to offer the services.