[Ok-sus] FW: Please voice your support for Sunday Bus Service!

Shauna Struby sstruby at cox.net
Fri May 25 14:56:05 CDT 2012



From: Thomas Larson [mailto:TLarson at newviewoklahoma.org] 
Sent: Friday, May 25, 2012 2:13 PM
Subject: Please voice your support for Sunday Bus Service!



Please voice your support for Sunday Bus Service!

Email your Oklahoma City Council representative today! 


The Alliance for Public Transportation (APT) is asking supporters to email
or call the City Council before June 1 in support of FY 2013 transit funding
to start Sunday bus service. Please take a moment to voice your support of
this vital transit improvement, and forward this email to a friend!


Click this link for a map of the council wards and easy contact information:



The annual cost for starting Sunday service is about $1.5 million out of an
Oklahoma City budget of over $900 million, but a new recurring cost like
this will likely be seen as too hard to justify without YOUR vocal support.
You need not live in OKC, or even ride the bus, to have a stake in this
regional matter, but mention city residency if you can. This is a great
place to live and transit can make it even better!


Why Sundays?


All spring, APT has been driving Sunday bus service down the court and we're
hoping for a slam dunk when the council votes on next year's budget. 


A recent COTPA passenger survey showed that Sunday service is the
improvement most desired by bus riders. A Sunday addition would be a
tremendous step forward and would also start a Sunday METRO Lift
curb-to-curb paratransit for riders with disabilities. 


Sunday bus service is a social equality and livability issue. Those who
depend on public transportation-either because of age, disability, economic
circumstances or choice-currently have no way to get to jobs or access
Sunday events outside their neighborhoods. METRO Transit and Tulsa Transit
are among the last regional transit authorities in large U.S. metros that
lack Sunday bus service. San Antonio, Fort Worth, Kansas City, Omaha, Little
Rock, L.A., Austin, Dallas and other regional cities already offer bus
service on Sundays. 


Please take a minute to email you city council representative and voice your
support for Sunday METRO Transit service!




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