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Dear Editor:I have noticed, this past offseason no less, that the midvalley RFTA Park & Rides have been full. The valleys commuters have chosen to park their cars and take a bus and get out of traffic for many good reasons!To address the need for larger and better Park & Rides, RFTA is asking the voters to vote yes on 4A so they can obtain federal funds to help pay for the needed larger Park & Rides. They also can purchase more buses to meet the increasing demand in ridership they have experienced this past offseason.See for yourself how far the new 4A tax dollars (3 to 4 cents on each $10 dollar purchase) will go for improvements to the new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system by checking out the website http://www.yesto4A.com.I concur with my political friend Jeffrey Evans admonishment that this subject is too important not to research and study this issue before you vote.Vote for a better BRT system valleywide and get more bang for our tax dollars. This new tax will provide funds to improve service for the bus-riding public by bringing RFTA into the high technology age. For more information, visit the website http://www.fastercleanercheaper.com.Check out the new, large, paved Buttermilk Park & Ride and see what our tax dollars can do in the future.Vote yes on 4A.Ron KinnellEl Jebel


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