Incoming Poughkeepsie council chairwoman “very encouraged” by bus plan

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POUGHKEEPSIE – Common Council
Chairwoman-elect Ann Finney is “encouraged” by the plan adopted
Monday night by the outgoing Poughkeepsie Common Council to lease the
city’s fleet of buses to Dutchess County.
The council had been deadlocked for months on whether to transfer the rolling stock to the county, which is now providing bus service in the city, or face paying the federal government well over $1 million since Washington provided the lion’s share of the funding for them.
Finney said on Tuesday she was pleased with the plan devised by County Transit Director John Andoh.
“Mr. Andoh is continuing to reach out to all of the stakeholders and tackle these concerns very assertively and I am encouraged by it,” Finney said.
Those concerns center on maintaining the level of service that was provided when the city ran the buses and consider improvements going forward.