Funding Cuts Could Limit Plymouth Community Cab Trips

Plymouth Community Cab

A popular public service for Plymouth-area residents could be cut back due to federal budget cuts.

The Plymouth Community Cab, run by the Marshall County Council on Aging, is funded by grants from the Indiana Department of Transportation and matched dollar-for-dollar locally. However, the federal budget sequester has slashed funding by $30,000.

The Community Cab offers residents quick rides to the grocery store, doctor’s appointments, restaurants and elsewhere for $2 each way. Marshall County Council on Aging officials are weighing their options, which may include limiting the number of days the service is available. First, though, they’re going to see if anyone would like to subsidize the community cab’s continued operation in exchange for a tax credit.

A workshop is scheduled Tuesday, April 30 from 4 until 7 p.m. ET at the Life Enrichment Center in Plymouth. Call the Marshall County Council on Aging at 574-936-9904 for more information.