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TRANSIT: How about outsourcing to private sector?

Letter by Michael H. Wilson, Olympia on June 21, 2010 at 11:32 am | 5 Comments »
June 22, 2010 9:03 am

The hot button question on The News Tribune website asks “What direction should Pierce Transit pursue to close its budget gap?” Then your site offers three options.

Missing is an option to open the market and let private business provide the services.

Helsinki, Finland, Stockholm, Sweden, Copenhagen, Denmark, Curitiba, Brazil and others cities have found that private companies do just as well and sometimes better while saving taxpayers money.

Jitneys, ride-sharing cabs, private bus companies, as well as part-time mom and pop operations, should be part of the solution. The people who drive the buses are intelligent, capable people. Why not give them a chance to own a business doing what they do best?

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