January 21, 2008
To the Editor:
The League of Women Voters of the Cape Cod Area worked for and strongly supported implementation of the Flex bus for Cape Cod. It has proved to be both a popular alternative to private cars clogging our roads and, more importantly, a necessity for many who do not drive – especially the young, the old, the disabled, and those without cars. Such service is also essential for the business community.
The League has a particular interest in the character and services of community facilities. Specifically our policy position states:
“We support a balanced transportation system, both public and private, with attention to improving access to human services. This includes action to support . . . adequate funding.”
The Flex bus provides public transportation that greatly improves the community’s access to human services and activities in what is essentially a rural area. It is critical that funding be found, especially from the state, to continue the service. It would be a giant step backwards for towns to pull out of the service.
Thank you for your attention.
Joan B. Bernstein
League of Women Voters of the Cape Cod Area