The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is extending funding for the Westport Transit District’s after-school bus route through the end of 2014.
That’s good news for parents who have scrambled to provide transportation for youngsters headed to programs at Earthplace, Temple Israel and other spots around town.
State Representative Steinberg commended the FTA for its “flexibility and commitment to fairness. The town of Westport followed the process which FTA laid out and the arguments for an extension were well-received.”
Involved with Steinberg in the bipartisan effort to secure the funding extension were Westport 1st selectman Jim Marpe, Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, and Congressman Jim Himes.
Now, Steinberg says, Westport must turn its attention to longer-range transportation options.