Letter: Educate yourself about public transportation
I have noticed that some people seem to think that unless our CC Rider transportation system can survive on fares, then it should not be allowed to exist.
It is evident that the writers do not realize that there are no public transportation systems in the United states that exist on fares alone. In fact, there are no public transportation systems in all of North America, South America, Europe or Africa that exist on fares alone. All of these systems require additional money to exist.
How is this so?
Public transportation is part of a community's infrastructure. Most governments realize that for every dollar spent on public transportation, an additional $4 is generated in economic returns, according to statistics compiled by the American Public Transportation Association.
We cannot survive on private automobiles alone. If we want our community to thrive, if we want local jobs, if we want to enhance the lives of our local people, we need to support our CC Rider public transportation system.
Please vote yes on Measure 5-277.
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