Tuesday, December 9, 2008

CDTA Rate Hikes- Part Two

Citizens for Public Transportation believes buses are important for the economy, the environment, social equity and oil independence.

First, any current shortfalls should be made up at the Federal, State or local levels, not at the toll box.

Second, rates should be kept low, or even lowered.

Third, routes shouldn't be cut. We should be growing coverage.

Fourth, STAR coverage shouldn't be reduced or limited based on the main routes. It hurts planning for both services. We need to, at the very least, grandfather STAR coverage catchments. We need more accessible cabs to work with STAR.

Fifth, we need benchmarking and/or sliding fees for the poorest people in our community.

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