LANCASTER – Gov. Josh Shapiro visited Lancaster’s Red Rose Transit Authority along with state and local officials to highlight investments in public transit for communities in his 2024-25 budget proposal, especially for seniors who rely on shared ride services. The budget proposal calls for increased funding by 1.75% – a $282.8 million investment, and nearly $1.5 billion in new state funding over five years, in transit systems that Pennsylvanians depend on. Shapiro said Pennsylvanians rely on public transit every single day and in communities like Lancaster County, thousands of residents turn to Red Rose Transit to help them get where they need to go. He added for older Pennsylvanians in particular, public transit and shared rides allow folks to travel to doctor’s appointments, pick up medications, and access services they’d otherwise miss out on, like those available at adult day centers. The governor commented that public transit provides real freedom and opportunity for its riders and that’s why we need to fund it.