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Fairmont-Marion County Transit Authority Celebrating 40 Years of Service

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The Fairmont-Marion County Transit Authority is celebrating 40 years of service.

The transit authority recently received a certificate of appreciation from Governor Earl Ray Tomblin's office in honor of its dedication and service to its customers, which includes providing the community with 28 handicapped accessible buses and four support vehicles.

The certificate states that the authority has provided, "40 years of dedicated and outstanding service to the West Virginia Division of Public Transit and the citizens of the great state of West Virginia."

General Manager George Levitsky said it's come a long way in the past 10 years.

"I've been here for a little over 10 years and our rider-ship was down below 100,000. Now we are above 200,000 again. With the county population declining, we are always looking to see what we can do to better serve our community," Levitsky, said.

Levitsky said that the transit authority's success is due to the support of its passengers.

Officials said that for its 35th anniversary, the transit authority held a grand-reopening of its facility on Quincy Street. Now, in honor of its 40th anniversary, the Fairmont-Marion County Transit Authority said it expects to open a new indoor transfer station on Monroe Street by the end of the year.