Editor's note: Today's letters to the editor are from Southwest Junior High students learning about persuasive writing.
To the editor:
I believe more people should be riding the T. The bus travels all around Lawrence and is a good system for teens and parents to ride. Costing only $2 for a one-way ride, $20 for a 10-ride punch card and $68 for a monthly pass, it is less than gas prices. The T has very flexible hours starting at 6 a.m. and running to 8 p.m. The routes go all around town as far as Massachusetts to Wakarusa and to Iowa Street. The T even has little stalls at many of the stations for people to stay in when it is raining or snowing.
Many people think that riding the T saves money and is better for the economy. Another way that people can save the money is by riding their bike places. If the ride is too far for the person to ride all the way there, the person could ride to a bus stop and the bus could carry the bike on the front to another stop closer to the place they want to go.
I advise Lawrence residents to ride the T to save money and help the local economy. When they do they will see how much money they save and the way the economy of Lawrence will change.
Grace Cairns, Southwest Junior High