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  • Report:  #2634

Complaint Review: Ft. Smith Public Transit - AR - OK

Reported By:
- Tempe, Arizona,
Submitted:
Tue, July 11, 2000
Updated:
Mon, February 02, 2004

Ft. Smith Public Transit
AR - OK, U.S.A.
Phone:
783-6464
Web:
N/A
Categories:
City Buses

Boycott Ft. Smith City Transit System

It does not run after 7:00 or at all on Sunday.

If they cant get the drivers to work then, couldnt they hire more people!?!

I have talked to another person who doesnt drive, that would understand it if the fare was raised another $1.00 to .50 cents.



1 Updates & Rebuttals

Dave

Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania,
U.S.A.
A Suggestion to get Better Bus Service

#2Consumer Suggestion

Mon, February 02, 2004

As an employee of another public transit agency in another state, I can sympathize with your problem. But your transit company isn't totally to blame. Federal funding has been cut,and bus companies just can't afford to run service. A new transit bus costs approximately $300,000, fuel around $1.65 a gallon, tires around $300 a piece. That doesn't include insurance, maintenance or the costs to pay someone to drive the bus or to repair the bus when it breaks. As you can see, it takes alot of people paying $1.50 a ride to pay for that bus. My suggestion is that you contact your state lawmakers, and your governor, and urge them to come up with dedicated funding for mass transit. Believe it or not, they will listen! Especially to senior citizens groups and disabled advocacy groups. Good luck!

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