EMTA agrees to a final year bussing school students

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The EMTA bus authority has agreed to bus Erie school students for one more year, following a morning meeting with Erie School Superintendent Brian Polito.

A spokesperson for the district has confirmed the deal saying that the Authority agreed to the request made by the Superintendent.

The district is planning on taking over bus service in 2019-2020 but there was talk that EMTA could have ended the relationship for this year.

The move is expected to give the district more time to put plans in place that could include the buying of a bus fleet for nearly three million dollars.

The district currently pays EMTA 1.2 million per year for bus service.

EMTA told the district that it was getting too expensive to run routes specific to students only.

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