Let’s get this straight: skyrocketing gas prices are inspiring people to investigate their transportation options. More and more of them are taking transit. Is this really the time to take the axe to those transit systems’ budgets?
When drivers switch to transit, they should be welcomed with on-time service and affordable fares that reinforce the wisdom of their decision. Instead, they’re finding that their bus routes are being cut, fares are going up, and they’re faced with longer waits for infrequent service.