transit bus system that is free

transit bus system that is free

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Since: Jul 11

Lexington, KY

#1 Jun 29, 2012
somerset needs a system to get people to jobs and elderly people to get to drs. my town is about same size as somerset and we have nice bus stops and nice buses, people use them all the time here,
the city is not wet but another city in county is wet, dont know where the funding came from but it just makes sense, doing something for the citizens that will make life easier for those who need it

“Kickapoo Joy Juice”

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Since: May 12

Dogpatch, KY

#2 Jun 29, 2012
Why don't you ask the city mayor, where you have that service, where the funding came from, or if some rich person(s) are providing that service. There has not been any city bus service in Somerset since the 50's, and the county had an Old Blue Goose Bus that ran east to Mount Victory, but I don't believe it ran every day. RTEC out of Mount Vernon provides handicap accessibility trips locally. They take medicare and medicaide, and you pay a set amount to and from medical appointments. It requires a 24 Hour advance request.

Since: Jul 11

Lexington, KY

#3 Jun 29, 2012
Berea

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Since: Mar 12

Somerset, KY

#4 Jun 29, 2012
I think a bus service and a much better taxi service will follow once there are places serving alcohol. The city would be smart to do it anyway to reduce DUIs.
Oldie

Somerset, KY

#5 Jun 29, 2012
We have enough freebies for folks here. Enough is enough.

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Since: Sep 08

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#6 Jun 29, 2012
Not discounting the elderly or severly handicapped , but , providing free service to a drunk ain't kosher - Iffen they can afford to drink excessively , they can afford bus fare , (if under control) or a taxi - Every drunk should have at least one friend to serve as a Designated Driver -
Layla

Ford City, PA

#7 Jun 29, 2012
I don't know where anyone has lived that they got free bus service, but I can't imagine it. I've lived in several states and in cities of all sizes and there is always a fare to be paid. It isn't excessive, but it must be paid. The buses don't run for free and then you have the cost of maintenance and upkeep. iT'S STILL CHCEAPER THAN DRIVING, NOT TO MENTION BETTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT.

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Since: Apr 11

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#8 Jun 29, 2012
PA Lottery Funds go to the elderly, a good portion goes for free and reduced public transit.

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Since: Sep 08

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#9 Jun 30, 2012
All Ky. Lottery funds go outa state - I ain't never won anythang -
agreed

Mount Vernon, KY

#10 Jun 30, 2012
I agree with the bus service. I dont think its feasable to make it free though. The fares for riding the bus would pay some of the expenses of running the bus system.

Since: Jul 11

Lexington, KY

#11 Jun 30, 2012
agreed wrote:
I agree with the bus service. I dont think its feasable to make it free though. The fares for riding the bus would pay some of the expenses of running the bus system.
something to seriously think about, we are getting old, will need to get around to places, cant count on your children running you everywhere

Since: Jul 11

Lexington, KY

#12 Jun 30, 2012
Layla wrote:
I don't know where anyone has lived that they got free bus service, but I can't imagine it. I've lived in several states and in cities of all sizes and there is always a fare to be paid. It isn't excessive, but it must be paid. The buses don't run for free and then you have the cost of maintenance and upkeep. iT'S STILL CHCEAPER THAN DRIVING, NOT TO MENTION BETTER FOR THE ENVIRONMENT.
more people working, more tax base to take care of things
Tough Love

Somerset, KY

#13 Jun 30, 2012
I thought the idea was to make government smaller -- not larger -- and to get rid of all those pesky freebies. Don't get me wrong, I think this is a worthy project that would benefit many aging and low income people in town. I just find it amusing that the very same people who have been screaming day and night about left wing liberals and their give-aways are now suggesting a totally free transportation system -- paid for by the city. Sounds a bit socialist to me, but I bet you makes democrats right proud.

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Since: Jun 12

London, KY

#14 Jun 30, 2012
Knowitall9 wrote:
Not discounting the elderly or severly handicapped , but , providing free service to a drunk ain't kosher - Iffen they can afford to drink excessively , they can afford bus fare ,(if under control) or a taxi - Every drunk should have at least one friend to serve as a Designated Driver -
I agree that if you can afford to drink and get drunk you should be able to pay for your own ride home. However around here there aren't enough "taxi's" to get you home. Try calling for one after 8pm, it usually doesn't happen.

Lexington (which is a much larger city than us) has a number you can call and they will get you a ride home free of charge if you have been drinking and are drunk. I am not certain exactly how it works but I think it is partially based on volunteering and a small tax on the alcohol that is being served at these bars.

I find it funny how people bitch and moan about how their tax dollars are spent when a lot of times the money they pay in goes no where near some of these programs. And if people who drink pay the tax they should deserve the service. IMHO and I am far from a Liberal.

Sounds like a win win if you ask me. Part of the revenue that comes from the alcohol tax is simply put back in to a service the people who are paying these taxes to begin with might need. Fewer drunk driving cases and deaths due to driving drunk, WIN WIN....

As for the person speaking of socialism etc... please look at this link.

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php...

You will be surprised by what some people originaly called socialism during the ages.

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Since: Mar 12

Somerset, KY

#15 Jun 30, 2012
I agree with DaGasssMan. Plus, if the service were funded with tax dollars, it would be funded with tax dollars from alcohol sales which are not the tax dollars you have always been complaining about if you are one of those people.

Part of keeping DUIs down are services like this. I have been hearing a lot about a better taxi service lately and this is just the type of thing that will help it along. I think it is great that a bus service and taxi service are even being discussed. The conversation now involves things that could happen rather than apathy.

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Since: Sep 08

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#16 Jun 30, 2012
dionysio wrote:
I agree with DaGasssMan. Plus, if the service were funded with tax dollars, it would be funded with tax dollars from alcohol sales which are not the tax dollars you have always been complaining about if you are one of those people.
Part of keeping DUIs down are services like this. I have been hearing a lot about a better taxi service lately and this is just the type of thing that will help it along. I think it is great that a bus service and taxi service are even being discussed. The conversation now involves things that could happen rather than apathy.
Wish taxes would've paid me when I was a taxi driver - Fares used to start @.50 -Back in the old days , it was .10 per heaad around Palm Beach -How times do change -

Since: Jul 11

Lexington, KY

#17 Jun 30, 2012
Tough Love wrote:
I thought the idea was to make government smaller -- not larger -- and to get rid of all those pesky freebies. Don't get me wrong, I think this is a worthy project that would benefit many aging and low income people in town. I just find it amusing that the very same people who have been screaming day and night about left wing liberals and their give-aways are now suggesting a totally free transportation system -- paid for by the city. Sounds a bit socialist to me, but I bet you makes democrats right proud.
it would be serving the people,
liberal or conservative, it just makes sense, maybe some of the disabled people that can still work who cant drive but can still work in some capacity than sitting on their butts getting a check and not use transportation as an excuse, nothing against disabled people, but there are some that are beating the sysytem. were would you like the money from alcohol sales used for?
Tough Love

Somerset, KY

#18 Jun 30, 2012
blameitonbush wrote:
<quoted text>it would be serving the people,
liberal or conservative, it just makes sense, maybe some of the disabled people that can still work who cant drive but can still work in some capacity than sitting on their butts getting a check and not use transportation as an excuse, nothing against disabled people, but there are some that are beating the sysytem. were would you like the money from alcohol sales used for?
Lighten up. I was just yanking your chain. As I said in my post, I thought a local bus service would be a worthwhile project. I suspect there are plenty of elderly or disabled who can no longer safely drive that would appreciate the assistance. Also, it would be a boon for those who simply cannot afford private transportation. It's nice to see a avid conservative in favor of government subsidies. I guess some of your guys really do have hearts. The President would be so proud!
just me

Louisville, KY

#19 Jun 30, 2012
ok I have a ideal, lets put a 2% tax on every ones electric bill. and a 2% tax on every ones water bill, and a 2% tax on every ones property tax.
and buy several buses to run 24 hrs a day for free.
NOW!! would you be for that? the answer is hell NO!!!!! you would not.

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Since: Sep 08

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#20 Jun 30, 2012
I like the sound of "President Palin" -

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