The PART board voted this morning to request more funding from participating counties or face service reductions. Guilford County Commission Chairman Skip Alston participated in the meeting and said he would bring the matter before the full board during its Oct. 6 meeting.

High Point Mayor Becky Smothers, who serves as chairman of the board’s finance committee, initially made motion to request a $2 vehicle registration tax to provide funding for the 2012-2013 fiscal year. But Forsyth County Commissioner Gloria Whisenhunt said her board absolutely would not approve a registration tax along with short-term funding. Fellow PART board members who also serve on county commissions agreed, and Smothers’ motion was withdrawn.

It seems as though PART has been on shaky financial footing for some time now, yet they always find the money somewhere. However, there appears to be a legitimate doomsday scenario absent another funding stream, aka another tax.