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
President
League of Women Voters of the Cape Cod Area

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