Archive for Monday, August 11, 2003

6News e-Poll looks at funding for ‘The T’

August 11, 2003


"The T," which is the city's transit system has often been criticized as not living up to its expectations of ridership.

6News e-Poll
Should the city of Lawrence continue its financial support of public transit (the T)?
Yes, public transit is important and should be given as much support as needed.
Yes, but the city should reduce its subsidization of the T.
No, if the T can't turn a profit, it shouldn't be run.
No, Lawrence doesn't need a public transportation system.
¢ See the results »Note: This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.¢ Related stories: City in Crisis series

However, the T's advocates have said it provides a good alternative mode of public transportation for people who are not able to afford taxi service or afford their own vehicles. They've said it will just take time for attitudes about public transportation to change before more people take advantage of it.

However, in light of the city's current budget crisis, should the city continue its funding for the T?

Tell us what you think: Vote in the 6News e-Poll and see the results this week on 6News at 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Sunflower Broadband Channel 6.

Also log on to Reader Reaction to respond to our City in Crisis: The Cash Crunch series by 6News city hall reporter Jeff Golimowski.

The series is a nine-week look at the proposals for reducing Lawrence's $4.4 million budget shortfall.

Follow our special reports on 6News and in the Lawrence Journal-World.

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