Blue Bus vi­tal to many

The Taos News - - FAVOR Y CONTRA -

Blue Bus vi­tal to many Pub­lic tran­spor­ta­tion for some is the only op­tion for get­ting around. For oth­ers, it is more ef­fi­cient than us­ing a ve­hi­cle, es­pe­cially con­sid­er­ing fac­tors like com­mute time, dis­tance, park­ing and cost. For me, as a com­pletely blind in­di­vid­ual, it gives me in­de­pen­dence, which is very pre­cious as a young adult.

Us­ing the Blue Bus, also known as the NCRTD, keeps me con­nected to the peo­ple I like and the places where I need to be, in­de­pen­dently. With­out this ser­vice, I have to de­pend on oth­ers for tran­spor­ta­tion, which can be highly in­con­ve­nient to them, me or both. Pub­lic tran­spor­ta­tion, in con­junc­tion with my long white cane, al­low me to travel where and when I want to go, just like any­one else.

Both the NCRTD’s Santa Fe to Taos and Es­pañola to Los Alamos routes are my most fre­quented runs. If the ser­vices were taken away due to NCRTD not hav­ing their tax reau­tho­rized, it would greatly re­duce the tran­spor­ta­tion op­tions avail­able to ev­ery­one.

I can­not urge in­di­vid­u­als enough to vote “yes” to reau­tho­rize fund­ing for the NCRTD this com­ing Elec­tion Day. Vot­ing “yes” will not in­crease taxes and it safe­guards the fu­ture of this vi­tal pub­lic ser­vice.

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