Hall County won't pursue $400,000 in funding to help keep Red Rabbit transit buses rolling after July 1.
A Hall County Board of Commissioners vote tonight to go after the Federal Transit Administration money failed to pass, with commissioners Craig Lutz, Billy Powell and Scott Gibbs opposing the grant application and Chairman Richard Mecum and Commissioner Jeff Stowe in favor.
"That's sad," Mecum said after the meeting. "These discussions should have been done months ago."
Lutz said during the meeting that if it took not getting the money to move along long-overdue discussions with Gainesville about their joint operation of the bus service, "then so be it."