The future, what will it hold? If you’re lucky you’ll be sitting in your car on I-5 in bumper to bumper traffic. If you’re not so lucky, you’ll be sitting at home wondering why all those people sitting in all those cars on I-5 voted to get rid of your bus.
Was it really necessary to take away transit’s money so you could sit and wait for more concrete to be poured? Wouldn’t improving transit be a better idea? Could we have gotten by on the roads we had and worked harder to entice more people to ride the bus?
Initiative 745 will affect more lives than you can imagine. Commuters, young people and low income are not the only ones riding the buses. Another portion of the population relies on buses, too – our seniors and disabled citizens. They rely on their para-transit vans to take them grocery shopping, to work, to the doctor, etc.
I-745 will not only knock the wheels off the buses and vans but it also takes away our right to choose to ride the bus or drive our car.
Homebound citizens will have no choice once their ride is gone. They could get a friend or a family member to help them out. After all, they don’t need to leave the house more than once or twice a month. That’s all they can expect since their new driver is now sitting on the new I-5 parking lot waiting for all those new roads to be built.
Has anyone thought of where they might start building the new roads? I like to think of them as the new I-5 YB. What’s YB? Your backyard.
Vote no on Initiative 745. Let’s keep the wheels on the bus moving forward.
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