Transit system makes us proud
July 21, 2009 · 4:48 PM
Whidbey Island citizens are wise, community-minded people and will say yes on Aug. 18 to continue to fund Island Transit services, through sales and use tax.
I grew up on Whidbey Island during the ‘50s to ‘70s, born in Coupeville and raised on Deer Lake Road in Clinton, back in the days before Island County citizens voted and approved to begin a public municipal corporation called Island Transit. Wow, it would have been great to have the option of public transit during my young years. After high school graduation I could not wait to leave “The Rock,” only to realize years later what a wonderful and beautiful community Whidbey Island has matured into.
What a blessing to move back home and be hired to work at Island Transit. I work with a great and diverse bunch of characters, our bus system is one to be proud of and support. As many of you who work in customer service-orientated business know, it can be stressful and demanding, but I work in an office where we work hard but also laugh, smile and sing.
What joy and a real tension breaker to have a management team who will break into a crazy song to get us all laughing and smiling. I am proud of Whidbey Island citizens, to provide our unique community with the many ride-sharing services of Island Transit is a great way to preserve our beautiful island. Continue to support Island Transit by voting yes Aug. 18.