I don’t ride the Pierce County buses, but I benefit from those who do. The riders decrease congestion on the roads and contribute to society by being able to hold jobs since they have a way to get to work. Seniors who can no longer drive can maintain their independence by getting to their appointments and errands.
The tax increase is a pittance. At 3 cents for every $10 of taxable purchases, I estimate this will cost me about $3 per month.
Each ride costs $2. Why should I increase the burden on the most vulnerable, especially when they are doing me a favor? Please join in me voting yes on Pierce Transit Proposition 1.