The Connect Transit Board likes the job that Director Andrew Johnson has done in his first year on the job. The board has approved a four percent raise for Johnson and a $6,000 bonus. Johnson's previous salary was $115,000 per year. Praise for Johnson's leadership comes amid route restructuring, study of possible new revenue sources that could including sales tax, car registration stickers, or property taxes. Bus fares pay about 15% of the bill for the system.. Some transit experts expect massive federal funding cuts in future years that could require cuts to most bus systems across the U.S. without extra local funding.
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