(Gettysburg) -- Freedom Transit, nearly twice as popular as the average rural public transportation system in the U-S, will run until at least June 30th.
It had been scheduled to shut down at the end of 2013 because of a shortfall in local funds.
But a number of businesses, individuals and the National Parks Service reportedly pledged money at a meeting late in December 20-13.
Richard Farr is the Executive Director of Rabbit Transit in York, which runs Gettysburg's Freedom Transit.
He says the next issue is sustainability.
"That's a concern because obviously it hasn't been identified yet, but there are some really capable individuals who are steering this committee, and I feel very confident they'll find a solution to our problem."
About $65,000 was required to unlock all federal and state matching funds - about $1 million dollars.
When asked about the how leaders who see the value of public transportation but don't provide the money, Farr responds:
"I think that's certainly a sign of the times everywhere. Everyone's budgets are very tight, everyone's making choices, and every community is different."
Farr says they'll set a June deadline to secure future commitments of funding, to try to establish a stable system.
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