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President's Message (Barbara Farwell)
Toot Your Horn
City Prosecutor Forum (Barbara Farwell)
Presidential Elections Forum (Pat Shutt)
Learn to Lobby Workshop
Happenings at Honolulu Hale
League Office in an Election Year (Carol Whitesell)
Election Day Anecdotes...
Thoughts on TheBUS (Ghost Rider)
Year of the Coast
Aloha Tower Festival
Thoughts on TheBUS
Ghost Rider is convinced that bus riders are born, not made, and that the entire American public can never be "educated" to accept public transportation for themselves. For the tens of thousands of Honolulu drivers who never leave their homes without their own wheels turning beneath them, lack of energy to power those wheels is the only thing that will ever convert them into bus riders.
However, Ghost Rider and all the members of her fraternity need no big advertising campaign to sell them on the economy and ease of stepping onto and off TheBUS -- with no parking problems or expenses, no car purchases, repair bills or insurance premiums to wreck their family budgets, and no worries over present or future gas shortages. Further, there is just no way you can beat a free Senior Citizens Bus Pass in these days of inflationary, sky-high prices!
Yes, it may take a little longer to get there by bus, but at the end of the trip you save all the time that the driver must spend looking for a place to park and then walking from wherever that may be to his or her destination.
Granted, not everyone's home is accessible by bus -- so it would seem that more bus routes is the answer. Neighborhood Boards and Community Associations should survey their areas and come up with positive suggestions for the City Transportation Dept.
TheBUS is the only way to go.
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