What to do about the Quincy Shuttle was the main topic of interest for the Gadsden County Commissioners at last week’s meeting.
Big Bend Transit has been operating a Quincy route that is being subsidized by both the county and the City of Quincy at $18,000 each.
At issue in the meeting was whether the county would continue to support the project.
Commissioners were told that the project had been tabled by the City of Quincy at their last meeting.
According to the agenda request, Big Bend Transit had a new projected cost for the route of $82,000 for a five-day route Monday through Friday.
The discussion centered around Quincy paying their share.
Commissioner Brenda Holt stated that she wanted the city to step up, and initially asked to table the issue until Quincy made a decision. She changed her motion to state that the county would fund the issue if the city paid its share.
Commissioner Sherrie Taylor had argued that it was the county’s responsibility to share in the cost.
Chairman Doug Croley told the commission that his concern was about the funding.
He stated that $25,000 had been set aside for the Gadsden Express, which makes daily runs from Quincy to Tallahassee. Croley did not want those funds used for the Quincy Shuttle, which operates within the Quincy city limits.
The motion passed 3-2 with Croley and commissioner Gene Morgan voting against the measure.