Letters to the Editor

Transit keeps my clients independent

I will be voting yes on the ballot measure to increase the sales tax to support Island Transit, even though I don’t use the bus. Because of the nature of my business, I’m currently unable to avail myself of the bus service.

I will gladly choose to pay an additional three-tenths of 1 percent sales tax, which amounts to only 30 cents for every $100 purchase I make in Island County. It’s the least I can do to help make an environmental impact by keeping more cars off the road.

Many of my clients would be unable to live independently were it not for paratransit. Helping to provide free transportation to my Island neighbors is a small price to pay. And selfishly, I hope that paratransit is still available if and when I am in need.

Judy Lynn

Coupeville

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus

Read the latest Green Edition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 25 edition online now. Browse the archives.

Friends to Follow

View All Updates