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Old 09-24-2009, 09:40 AM
 
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What is happening to our bus system? The city is planning to (what?) cut service down to a skeleton, and eliminate service after 6pm? I mean, that's just what I have heard. Can anyone enlighten me?!!!
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Old 09-24-2009, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Prescott Valley,az summer/east valley Az winter
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there is that element in town that are trying to gut all community services~ those that have pushed TABOR~ and destroy Colorado Springs.

They have ensured that money for such things as police, fire service and economical bus service must be curtailed by 30 % this year.
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Old 09-24-2009, 04:51 PM
 
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there is that element in town that are trying to gut all community services~ those that have pushed TABOR~ and destroy Colorado Springs.

They have ensured that money for such things as police, fire service and economical bus service must be curtailed by 30 % this year.
I know, and agree, the effects of the statewide and local TABOR rules are a blueprint for destroying government, and this is exactly what Grover Norquist and the anti-tax movement want. Here's what Norquist has to say: "Grover Norquist has been quoted as saying that he wants to shrink government down to the size where he can drown it in a bathtub."

On the news last night there was word that if these cuts have to be made, bus service in COLO SPGS will be cut by 50% in 2010. Nothing like kicking the handicapped and working class while they're down.
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Old 09-24-2009, 11:27 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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As a registered Libertarian, I will keep my mouth shut on the "destroying government" comment.

:-)

Bus service here sucked even when it was better funded. Took me three hours to get from Holland Park to Fountain where the only driver's license place was located at the time. I had to spend an entire day to get a state ID, an entire day. Thank the gods I wasn't working back then. (late 80s about 89 perhaps it was 1990)

Never mind now. In both places I have lived in the last 11+ years, bus stops are 3 miles from the first place and about a mile and half from where I live now.
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Old 11-25-2009, 08:17 AM
 
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Why is public transportation being cut nights and week-ends, for the Colorado Springs area? There are so many people that rely on bus "service," for ther daily transportation; this means nights and week-ends.

The city seems to be closed-minded and really never looks at solutions. (Raising the fares, changing to smaller vehicles, light rail); this area is spread out over a huge area; did the city "managers" have engineers even try to come up with a plan to enhance our public transportation?

The PPRTA (Pikes Peak Regional Transportation Authority), spent about $35 million dollars on the new bridge over Union at Austin Bluffs; was that really necessary? It seems like some people can't see beyond the horizon.

FREX could be expanded to include Pueblo: and week-ends. I think there may be Federal funds for public transportation; after all it is a "green," idea!!

Come on city "managers" get your heads out of your own little world and think "outside of the box," for a change."

When I look at a city, traveling or planning a move, transportation is a key factor.
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Old 11-25-2009, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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"The voters have spoken." They are a cheap lot!
The cut in bus service will hurt the working poor more than any other sector in Colorado Springs. Apparently the voters of Colorado Springs did not care.
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Old 11-25-2009, 10:14 AM
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Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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"The voters have spoken." They are a cheap lot!
The cut in bus service will hurt the working poor more than any other sector in Colorado Springs. Apparently the voters of Colorado Springs did not care.
Agreed.
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Old 11-25-2009, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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"The voters have spoken." They are a cheap lot!
The cut in bus service will hurt the working poor more than any other sector in Colorado Springs. Apparently the voters of Colorado Springs did not care.
If the City spent the tax increase properly we approved in 2007, this wouldn't be an issue. Woodmen/Academy is partially if not mostly funded by the stimulus pack, that has been in the works for years...where's the money that the city isn't spending on that project?

I don't know and I think we need to get all the yahoos out of city government.

We aren't "cheap" we gave them the $ and they didn't spend it properly. Even they say that ridership is up so therefore revenue is up...put 2+2 together here and we have -5. grrrrrr
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Old 11-25-2009, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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Oh boy...here we go again!

Voting down tax increases = destroying our city...false. Voting down tax increases holds our government accountable and helps prevent irresponsible spending...fact! Remember, government at all levels, never has enough. Increased taxes = increased spending!

Guess what...the sky is not falling and our city is still one of the best places to live in the country! Good lord...

Check back in a year or two...I can assure you, Colorado Springs will still be a great city to live in, and even better!
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Old 11-26-2009, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest excuses in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness."
--John Kenneth Galbraith
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