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Letters to the Editor

KU should pay

May 7, 2009

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To the editor:

This is in regard to the article appearing May 5 entitled “City to discuss football game shuttle.” In that the shuttle is for the benefit of the KU football program and in that the athletic department has a million dollars for Lew Perkins, I think that the athletic fund people should fund 100 percent of the cost of this bus service, not us taxpayers.

Pichette is from Lawrence

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Norma Jeane Baker 4 years, 11 months ago

I've got $20 that says Richard won't answer either of your questions, gl0ck.

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Chris Ogle 4 years, 11 months ago

What is the difference between $2.00 fare for KU Shuttle, and $2.00 fare for the mT? answer: The T would still be losing money.

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Bowhunter99 4 years, 11 months ago

gl0ck0wn3r is correct... NOW we have an amount that Richard Heckler believes it's 'fair' for public transportation...

$2/ride... why is Heckler not saying the mT should be charging $2/ride???

Because he is a hypocrite... nothing more...

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gl0ck0wn3r 4 years, 11 months ago

"Richard Heckler (Anonymous) says… I say charge $2.00 per rider which will still be less than gasoline considering in town driving is the largest gas hog on the planet."

I assume you would argue for raising the price on the T to $2 a ride? Speaking of gasoline, do you use push mowers Richard or do you power them with the evil gasoline?

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Richard Heckler 4 years, 11 months ago

I say charge $2.00 per rider which will still be less than gasoline considering in town driving is the largest gas hog on the planet.

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Pudgy1 4 years, 11 months ago

They take up alot of lawrence with the stupid campus and houses then yeah let them pay

So, benmuggn doesn't like KU. that's apparent. And, as beo asked, what would Lawrence be w/o KU? Just a little bitty hick town. that's what.

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madmike 4 years, 11 months ago

Well beo, it wouldn't have looney leftists like you here, now would it? No Waka, no logrithmic no Bozo and of course, no cut and paste Merrill, so I would say...better off!

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Kyle Reed 4 years, 11 months ago

"In that the shuttle is for the benefit of the KU football program..."

Incorrect.

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The_Original_Bob 4 years, 11 months ago

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beobachter 4 years, 11 months ago

benmuggn, simple question. What would Lawrence be without KU? How many businesses would not exist? How many jobs would not exist?

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demonfury 4 years, 11 months ago

If this is for the benefit of both the University and the city, why not split it? Perhaps we could ask the KU Endowment Association if any of the 1 billion plus dollars they have could be earmarked for such a project? You could always put it to the Alumni Association and see if any alumnus wants to buy this project and put their name on this like the Williams Box Seating, Anderson Sports Complex, Kivisto Field, etc. etc.... Vanity usually gets a better reception than taxation. Food for thought.....

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Kawatchi 4 years, 11 months ago

Ask the downtown businesses how they would like it if the shuttle just went away. I can assure you they want it more than KU does.

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Bowhunter99 4 years, 11 months ago

the point of the shuttle is to attempt to persuade some of the 50K spectators to spend money downtown.... not trying to pull 50K downtown shoppers to the KU game...

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deskboy04 4 years, 11 months ago

You won't need a shuttle on the day of the MU game!

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benmuggn 4 years, 11 months ago

I agree that KU should foot the bill on this. The shuttle gets paid buy passengers to go where they want. So when the shuttle runs straight to all the games and no other routes then yes KU should pay for the shuttles usage. They take up alot of lawrence with the stupid campus and houses then yeah let them pay

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Kawatchi 4 years, 11 months ago

You realize that the point of the shuttle is to attract people to downtown Lawrence, correct? It's not like random downtown shoppers are saying "Ahh what the heck, since I see this nice shuttle, I might as well go to the football game".

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