Community Voices Heard seeks to block Poughkeepsie bus transfer


POUGHKEEPSIE – Community Voices Heard has asked the Federal Transit Administration to withhold its approval of the application of the City of Poughkeepsie to transfer its bus system to the County of Dutchess.
In reality, the city plans to end its service on June 30 and Dutchess County plans on expanding its service on July 1.
Together with a group called New York Civic Engagement Table, CVH has enlisted the aid of a law firm to write to the FTA telling the agency it should not approve the bus service transfer unless and until the county modifies its plans “to eliminate the unjustified and egregious disparate impact that its proposed service changes will have on minorities.”
Community Voices Heard maintains thousands of low-income Poughkeepsie residents of color will be hurt by a county bus takeover in its current form.

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