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Grays Harbor Transit to Cease Funding of Grays Harbor EMS Program After New Opinion...

Funding for a critical training program for Grays Harbor's first responders is in jeopardy after a recent reversal of opinion from the state on...

Grays Harbor Transit Adopts 2017 Budget With EMS Training Funds Included

Grays Harbor Transit last night adopted their 2017 budget, Transit Board president Vickie Raines said, "I just wanted to note for the public and...

Grays Harbor Transit Considers Defunding EMS Training Program to Repair Budget

Budgeting moves at Grays Harbor Transit could soon affect how our local Emergency Responders are trained, and how that training is funded. Transit Board...

Transit Authority Adopts 2012 Budget, Includes EMS

HOQUIAM, Wash. - The Grays Harbor Transit Authority adopted their 2012 budget last night. General Manager Mark Carlin said the budget does not predict an increase in sales tax revenue, and includes the purchase of 3 coach, and 4 mini buses mostly funded by grants. Carlin said the budget also includes a final payment of $177-thousand to the city of Aberdeen for demolition of the buildings near the Aberdeen bus station in 2006.

Also in the budget was $200-thousand for EMS Funding, a line item that received letters of support from first responders including Montesano Fire Chief Cory Rux "The Transit Fund set aside for the EMS in our county is extremely important, it goes to the initial certification of EMT's in our county, all the communities get something from it." Rux said the funding allows volunteers to get EMT Certified, and to maintain that certification.

Intercity Transit Among Those Awarded Grants From U.S. Department of Transportation to Modernize and...

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced today that the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) will award $366.2 million in grants to improve the safety and reliability...

Transit Funding Approved and Renovated for Grays Harbor Emergency Medical Services

The Grays Harbor Transit Authority has approved the 2018 contract with Grays Harbor EMS to continue funding training for our first responders. A new...

Homeland Security Incident Management Team transitions to local IMT

The Homeland Security Region 3 Incident Management Team has transitioned to a local Incident Management Team. Chief Leonard Johnson of GH Fire District #2...

Grays Harbor voters supporting local levies, Transit, in November General election

MONTESANO, Wash. - Grays Harbor voters have shown strong support for a sales tax increase for Grays Harbor Transit to upright an $800-thousand budget deficit,...

Public Meetings Scheduled as Grays Harbor Transit Faces Cuts

ABERDEEN, Wash. - Two meetings will be hosted at Aberdeen's city hall this week  as the Grays Harbor Transit Authority seeks public comment on proposals to fill an $800-thousand budget deficit. Transit Authority Board member, and county commissioner Frank Gordon urged "please, anybody with an idea, anybody interested, I would love to see it full - so full there's standing room only. We need to get the point across that we need to find ways of getting funding.
On the line are several budget items including weekend bus runs, portions of the 7-day schedule, and funding for the county's EMS training program. While raising bus fare wouldn't come close to filling the gap, one solution being discussed is a possible sale tax increase to the county, however Gordon points out "even if we got the wonderful people to pass a minor tax raise on sales tax, it wouldn't help us in the short term because it would be 8 months to a year before the funding would come in enough to make a difference.
The first of two public meetings on the matter being held at the Aberdeen City Hall, will be Thursday afternoon at 2 PM, an evening meeting will also be held on the 25th at 6 PM.