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BUSES: Nonriders benefit from Pierce Transit, too

Letter by Marilyn L. Sliva, Puyallup on Jan. 31, 2011 at 11:31 am | 14 Comments »
January 31, 2011 1:20 pm

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.

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