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When was the last time you used the Lawrence city transit system?

Response Percent Votes
Never
 
81% 615
Today
 
5% 43
In the past year
 
4% 37
In the past six months
 
3% 23
In the past 30 days
 
2% 22
This week
 
2% 18
Total 758

Comments

Ami 2 years, 1 month ago

I would love to ride the bus. In fact the kids would love it even more. I had in various occasions to use taxi service as the service only get as west as Wakarusa...guess what the city have grown

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KsLadyJayhawker 2 years, 2 months ago

I am sorry to see some of these disrespectful comments regarding our bus service. I for one am a disabled, elderly rider of the bus, and without it being available I would be in a fix. I feel freedom when I can decide to go anywhere in Lawrence and be able to board the bus to get me there. I see all these negative statements on here, but I would like to share just one of my positive experiences I have had on a Lawrence bus ride......I hesitated to travel by bus, being afraid that I would hold things up for other riders, due to my having to have my walker with me. One day I decided to try it and when the bus picked me up the driver put me and my walker on the lift and helped me right into the bus, and it was full. Four young high school boys all said "Here Mam" take my seat. No one on the bus acted rude or put out, due to waiting for me to board. The boys were total gentlemen and the driver went out of his way to help me on and off. I had a wonderful bus experience and I now feel I can use the bus and enjoy my freedom anytime I choose too. Please don't take that away from those of us who have no choice in getting older, because someday it could be you with that walker.

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Oldsoul 2 years, 2 months ago

Funny that I never had any issues ( or very few) with being harassed by other passengers( and even the drivers) in any other town or bus system but Lawrence's. I stopped trying to use the bus a few years ago because too many people mess with me. Sure do not enjoy mountain people and other unsophisticates! They are not going to win me over this year with their thick-headed ways. Lack of social equality is a given in southern culture, and Lawrence shows the strongest influences of this I hope to ever experience--backward beyond words and frighteningly ignorant.

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JackMcKee 2 years, 2 months ago

Never have. Never will. Carry on.

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tomatogrower 2 years, 2 months ago

Oh big surprise. People who post on LJW don't ride the bus. A few years ago you would have thought the special tax for the bus wouldn't have passed if you read the posts on here. Guess what!!! It passed by 70%. Apparently the posters on here are a minority. Don't worry. We will try and protect your rights. Or if you are Libertarian, you are free to leave the city of Lawrence, just like you are free to leave your job and if you don't like the situation there.

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Liberal 2 years, 2 months ago

Lawrence has a transit system?

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JackMcKee 2 years, 2 months ago

oh. and why not let developers do whatever the heck they please, Lawrence. Like putting in fake grass at the already overbuilt apartment complexes that are sprouting up like weeds all over West Lawrence.

This town suffers from a bad case of group think.

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JackMcKee 2 years, 2 months ago

I know just the thing to grow Lawrence. How about a brand new library. My property taxes only went up $100 per year last year. Heck my home is worth what I paid for it in 2001 and still falling! There are about 50 houses for sale in my neighborhood. At this rate, my property taxes might be 10 times my homeowners insurance in a few years. Keep wasting money Lawrence.

I seriously wish I could get the hell out of here.

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JackMcKee 2 years, 2 months ago

the MT sure seems to have businesses and people scrambling to move to Lawrence. What an absolute waste of time, energy and money.

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Just_Human 2 years, 2 months ago

I agree the transit system could be more fiscally efficient but if it wasn't for the buses I'd be up the proverbial creek. Until I can replace my car I will continue to use the bus.

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CWGOKU 2 years, 2 months ago

We have a subway? Never seen it

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gsxr600 2 years, 2 months ago

Strong poll options. What about the "Over 1 year ago" option?

But anyway, while it's true the LJW internet troll demographic is not a fair sample of the Lawrence community, it's pretty clear the T is a waste. Everyone knows it yet it keeps expanding.

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Cant_have_it_both_ways 2 years, 2 months ago

Why would anyone want to ride the empT when it does not go where you need it to, have to stand out in the cold for a half hour waiting on it, and when you get on it, you get to sit by some stinky homeless dude who got a free pass from the shelter to boost ridership numbers?

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usnsnp 2 years, 2 months ago

Using it more since I am getting older. Of course I am not affraid to use public transportation since I was raised in a large city and a large percentage of the people used public transportation because it was cheaper than having a car. As I grow older and my reaction time gets slower I will probably get rid of my car, which would be a safer thing to do.

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Jerry Collins 2 years, 2 months ago

Wish we could bring back the Ogle's. Duane took a fledging Rapid Transit System owned by Wichita transit and made it one of the only profitable public transportations systems in the US. He retired after 30+ years and his son, Chris took over and revolutionilized the company running a successful and... profitable operation up until he sold the company. It has been all downhill from there. We lost Duane almost a decade ago but Chris is still around. If the city was smart, they would see if Chris would give imput into how the city can improve the operation of the system. Classic example of-If you want to screw something up, get the government involved.

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50YearResident 2 years, 2 months ago

Hmmm, a 50 passenger "green Bus" with 1 or 2 people on it. How is this saving us money? A mimi van could do the exact same thing. How many years will the city continue to run this waste of tax payers money?

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skinny 2 years, 2 months ago

A big waste of money. It needs to be down sized or done away with all togather!

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r_san 2 years, 2 months ago

Hmm...waste of money perhaps?!? Every time I see a bus its either empty or has like 2 people on it.

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