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Left in the dark

Perhaps while the mayor and City Council are so gleefully doling out those crisp new Franklins to all the environmentally conscious boys and girls with enough of them already in their Dockers to afford the New Age technology for their transportation (the alternative engine and bisexual cars), they could throw twice that much in the direction of the even more environmentally aware (and/or broke) working class kids who don’t have ANY car and live in the Mountain Valley neighborhood, and now have to figure out a way to get home from work at night since RFTA is canceling the bus service out here after dark.

The usual “fare” (now there is a contradictory noun) is about 10 bucks for a mile and a quarter ride from Rubey Park. Two Benjies could possibly get some of these late-shift locals home a few nights before the “high” season without getting the heebie-jeebies that accompany the face-to-face with a momma bear while hiking up 82 in the dark. It is, after all, their “high” season.

Or maybe a bus every other hour until last call isn’t such a bad idea either. It’s pretty evident that none of the RFTA or City Council honchos either live in this neighborhood or have kids that do … wonder how that would have turned out.

M.J. McAllister

Fashionable SUV guy


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