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City of Quincy looks at government shutdown effect on transit line


While the government shutdown is at the federal level, city officials in Quincy met Tuesday morning to discuss any impact felt at the local level. During a department head meeting, city leaders discussed programs that might be affected. 

Director of Central Services Marty Stegeman says federal grant money for the Quincy Transit Line is on hold - so they're making provisions in case the shutdown goes for several weeks. "The city has reserve funds available that we have used in the past when the state was behind on payments, to carry us through. That will probably be a similar plan this time to use some reserve funds until we know that we have to do something more drastic," he said.

Stegeman says if there had to be a shutdown, it's less problematic to have it now because the office that issues the federal funding for the transit line closes for two weeks in October anyway.




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