League of Women Voters of the Cape Cod Area supports finding funding for the Flex Bus

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.

Sincerely yours,

Joan B. Bernstein
League of Women Voters of the Cape Cod Area

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