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City can't afford TheBus freebies


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Sep 14, 2012

~~<p>Honolulu has a long tradition &mdash; some would call it an ethic &mdash; of favoring its elderly and disabled citizens in the services it provides. The most notable example would be its transportation, and when the late Frank Fasi made TheBus free for senior citizens to ride.</p>
<p>Over time the city transitioned to a low-cost pass for seniors and people with disabilities, at $30 a year. The recent fiscal troubles of the bus system that led to extremely controversial route and service changes should be pressing city leaders toward a reality check.</p>
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Honolulu has a long tradition — some would call it an ethic — of favoring its elderly and disabled citizens in the services it provides. The most notable example would be its transportation, and when the late Frank Fasi made TheBus free for senior citizens to ride.

Over time the city transitioned to a low-cost pass for seniors and people with disabilities, at $30 a year. The recent fiscal troubles of the bus system that led to extremely controversial route and service changes should be pressing city leaders toward a reality check. Login for more...



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