|The Kaua'i Bus is a great alternative, with gas at almost $5.00 a gallon|
and traffic at all time stress levels, it's time for all of us to ride Da Bus!
County council members can ride the bus for free and still receive from us (The taxpayer) $500 a month car allowance along with a very generous $58,000 salary, great health Insurance for what is deemed a part time job.
Councilwoman Yukimura in her recent TGI article asked for testimony concerning Kauai Bus.
Here's my testimony;
We should all be granted the perk of riding the bus for free, why are the ones with generous salaries allowed to ride the bus for free while others on limited budgets and those working 2 and 3 jobs must pay?
There is a solution for more revenues and allowing every citizen to ride the bus for free.
The bus could sell advertising, in essence the bus becomes a traveling billboard with large ads on the outside and smaller ads on the inside. This way everyone could ride for free, or option #2, Kamaaina with local ID ride for free while visitors pay.
Many periodicals do the same thing, they give the magazines and newspapers away free since they rely on advertising verses subscription revenue.
Please allow this blog to act as my public testimony as a way to generate more revenues which in turn will allow for more bus routes and more buses.
I am proud yet humbled to say I lobbied for the recently added bus stop at the fruit stand in Moloaa, it took a few years of letter writing but eventually became a reality.
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