Increase in Funding for Transportation for Senior Citizens and Persons with Disabilities Becomes Law

Funding for transportation for senior citizens and persons with disabilities will be increased.  The bill that will raise the portion of the Casino Revenue Fund that will be spent on special transportation programs will increase from 7.5% to 8.5% beginning with the next fiscal year on July 1st.  Because revenue earned by the casinos in Atlantic City has decreased recently, the total amount of funding will decrease.  Still, the percentage increase makes the picture less gloomy than it otherwise might have been.  The Lackawanna Coalition supported the measure.