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Letters to the Editor: Bus service must keep up with needs

 

April 4th, 2012

Opinion Letters to the Editor

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As a supporter of the “People’s Budget” campaign, I would like to give my testimony concerning the inadequacy of bus service and the way that public transportation is funded.

 I rely solely on public transportation for all my needs. I work for the Visiting Nurse Association as a caregiver. I have clients who live in Burlington and Williston. I work on Sunday and there is no bus service from Essex, Winooski or Shelburne — as the old adage goes you can’t get there from here. The only way that I can get to them is by taxi, which can cost me anywhere from $12.50 to $16 one way.

As the population grows, this lack of transportation affects the choices one makes concerning where to live, opportunities for jobs and even the inability to attend recreational and cultural events. I’ve talked with other people in my community, and many of my neighbors feel very passionately about public transportation, and about our right to freedom of movement.

BETH ABUSTAN

Essex Junction

 

http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/article/20120405/OPINION03/120404042/1006/OPINION/Letters-Editor-Bus-service-must-keep-up-needs-

 

 

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