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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - The man who heads the WRTA says this is the worst year for potholes in his 40 year career.

James Ferraro is the executive director of the Western Reserve Transit Authority.

He says potholes in Mahoning County have caused broken windshields and torn tires on many of his buses over the past weeks.

"It's tough on us because the vehicles are so big there's no room to change direction as you travel. Sometimes with the water in them you don't know how deep they are so you hit them and you have a real issue," Ferraro said.

Ferraro says overall ridership dropped five percent in January due to the severe cold and snow.

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