- Associated Press - Thursday, April 9, 2015

WEIRTON, W.Va. (AP) - Weirton Transit Corp. could face cuts after voters rejected a levy that supported the bus service.

The excess levy required 60 percent of the vote for passage. Unofficial results show the levy received 57 percent of the vote in Tuesday’s municipal primary election.

Transit manager Kevin Beynon tells The Weirton Daily Times (https://bit.ly/1Odibu7) that services will be cut unless another funding source is found.

Since 2005, ridership has increased by 156 percent while the city’s contribution has risen by 34 percent.

City manager Valerie Means says the levy still has a “provisional possibility,” since vote totals from the election won’t become official until a canvass on Friday.

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Information from: The Weirton Daily Times, https://www.weirtondailytimes.com

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