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Parkersburg, WV, Renews Tax Levy

Voters in Parkersburg and Vienna, WV, overwhelmingly approved a May 13 ballot measure to renew a property tax levy for two years to support the Mid-Ohio Valley Transit Authority (MOVTA) in Parkersburg, which operates the Easy Rider system. The measure received more than 77 percent of the vote in Parkersburg and more than 80 percent in Vienna.

“The main issue is continuing the service we are providing today,” said MOVTA General Manager Tim Thomas. “We are looking to increase our ridership as we have for the past several years. I’ve been here since 2010, and we have seen record ridership increases in each of those years. The renewal of the levy means that we can continue to operate.”

Thomas said the levy predates his arrival at the system and is placed on the ballot for renewal every two years.
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