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Letter by Brian Anthony Rash, Tacoma on Oct. 12, 2012 at 1:11 pm with No Comments »
October 12, 2012 1:54 pm

If Pierce Transit Proposition 1 fails on Nov. 6, there will be absolutely no buses on weekends and a 7 p.m. cut-off Monday through Friday.

What about all of the swing-shifters? What will they do? They will lose their jobs!

That alternative is unthinkable and will damage the economy of Pierce County. Many people depend on the bus. Critics fail when they start talking about the salaries of a few managers at Pierce Transit. This proposition is about the welfare and well-being of all riders who need Pierce Transit, not the income of a few of its employees.

I ride the bus, and at this time it is my sole method of transportation as it probably is for almost all bus riders in Pierce County. We all need to keep getting to work, the doctor’s office, shopping for food, etc.

Let’s keep the economy of Pierce County as strong as possible by supporting Proposition 1.


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