ETHRA gets stopgap funding for van service

ETHRA gets stopgap funding for van service


KNOXVILLE (WATE) - The East Tennessee Human Resources Agency says its van service will continue despite a looming deadline.

ETHRA's Mike Patterson told 6 News Thursday that by working with the City of Knoxville the agency has found funding for another six months of service.

That gives ETHRA time to apply to become an urban transportation provider.

ETHRA is currently designated to serve rural areas, but with areas like Blount County and Lenoir City growing into urban status in the recent census, ETHRA was set to lose some $700,000 in federal funding July 1.

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