Last May MOTA and Hope Network ended their business relationship. The loss of that revenue caused reduced funding from both the State of Michigan and the Federal Transportation Administration. As a result MOTA is forced to close the doors at the end of the day on November 8th, 2019. The only way to continue to provide the service necessary to so many is to obtain a ½ mill property tax in both Mecosta and Osceola counties.
Last year MOTA provided over 49,000 rides to people in Mecosta and Osceola counties. That’s over 196 rides per day!
IF THE MILLAGE PASSES MOTA WILL DO THE FOLLOWING:
Increase Monday - Friday hours from 6 am to 10 pm instead of 6 pm.
Add 8 hours on Saturday
Add 8 hours on Sunday
Lower the full fare rate to $2 from $5
Lower Senior and disabled from $2.50 to $1.00
Provide DEMAND RESPONSE service
If the millage FAILS MOTA will shut its doors Nov. 8th… NO PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION AT ALL IN EITHER COUNTY!
WHAT’S THE COST?
The cost for a $200,000 house is $50.00 a year or less than 14 cents a day. Property is taxed on 50% of its assessed value, in this case taxable value is $100,000 x .0005 (1/2 mill) = $50.00.
VOTE NOV. 5TH