Comment By Bob L.
These Transit Companies will never stop wanting more money if you keep giving to their continued waste. And look who is promoting it. (Transit Riders Union)
It time that any one who makes over Seventy Thousand Dollars, they have two ways, START Paying that money back to the taxpayers OR Put It Back into the Transit Company for which these people were over paid, NO Public Servant Deserves that much in Pay, WHY??
They say that: “It is the elderly, the low-income, the blind and visually impaired, people with other handicapping conditions, people who do not drive and the young, who suffer the most, THIS IS TRUE, but also what they are not saying, is that any Increase in taxes and other ways of funding will also hurt the same people ether way you go.
Here are some ways that it affects these people, Rent, Food, Utilities, and Cost of riding the Bus, and these people don’t get any way to Increase their Income like every one else when taxes go up.
I know what happens, if you don’t qualify for a special pass, then you have to walk to a bus stop that could be a block away, but not all can walk that far, like where I live, I live a block away from a bus stop, now to go to town fine, but on the return, I have to cross a busy street with no light to cross, and this street is a public highway, now here is the catch, I use crutches to walk short distances, and a power chair to go any farther, now tell me why I should support more transit Companies, oh did I say Companies, yes I have to subsidize two transit Companies, so don’t tell me that I have to pay more Taxes for them to waste on higher wages.
Better transit funding goal of marchers at Magnolia bridge event Saturday
Originally published Wednesday, April 3, 2013
A march across the Magnolia bridge in support of better transit funding is scheduled for late Saturday, according to event organizers.
The event, organized by the Transit Riders Union, begins at 11 p.m. near Staples, at the east end of the bridge, and ends at the Magnolia Village Pub, 3221 W. McGraw St.
Magnolia was chosen because of a schedule change last fall, when King County Metro Transit dropped service after 9:30 p.m. from downtown to Magnolia, then restored a 10:20 p.m. trip after riders objected.
“It is the elderly, the low-income, the blind and visually impaired, people with other handicapping conditions, people who do not drive and the young, who suffer the most when there is no public transportation,” according to an announcement by Magnolia advocate Jim McIntosh.