Erie Mayor Joe Sinnott may be backtracking from his previous comments, refusing an offer from Erie County to completely fund the EMTA bus service after watching the movie ‘Speed’ for the first time Sunday night. The sudden change of heart came after the Mayor had a dream that the same scenario played out on Erie streets. “It was the most vivid dream I’ve ever had,” the Mayor said. “The worst part was, I wasn’t even Keanu. I was still the Mayor. I know the City won’t have as much control over EMTA, but after what I saw in the movie if that’s a headache the County wants, they can have it.” The County has proposed to take over funding of EMTA, saving the city roughly $260,000 annually. The most interesting part of the story is that a copy of the movie was sent to Sinnott’s home from someone in the County Courthouse, seemingly knowing what his reaction would be. “I don’t know why someone sent it,” he said. “They actually sent me a DVD, but I don’t have one of those, so I immediately went out and got a VHS copy.” Sinnott says he plans to upgrade to a DVD player when it makes fiscal sense and all of the appropriate studies have been completed.
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