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Better funding mechanism should help TheBus provide better service to its users

By Nestor Garcia

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 06, 2012

~~<p>I recently received a poignant if troubling e-mail from one of our loyal, regular bus riders and I wanted to share some excerpts:</p>
<p>&quot;&hellip; Are you a bus rider? If not, I encourage you to walk in our shoes for just a week. See how it feels to miss a transfer. How long will it take for you to get to where you want to go? Is that the kind of experience you want for our bus riders? &hellip; In the face of rising fuel costs and increased traffic congestion, bus ridership will and should be encouraged. &hellip; I would rather pay more for better services than pay the same amount for less services. How can you measure the loss of a person's quality of life commuting an extra hour to get to work and back home?&quot;</p>
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I recently received a poignant if troubling e-mail from one of our loyal, regular bus riders and I wanted to share some excerpts:

"… Are you a bus rider? If not, I encourage you to walk in our shoes for just a week. See how it feels to miss a transfer. How long will it take for you to get to where you want to go? Is that the kind of experience you want for our bus riders? … In the face of rising fuel costs and increased traffic congestion, bus ridership will and should be encouraged. … I would rather pay more for better services than pay the same amount for less services. How can you measure the loss of a person's quality of life commuting an extra hour to get to work and back home?" Login for more...



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