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Holiday Luncheon & General Meeting
President's Message: Charter Commission in Session! (Barbara Farwell)
Viewpoint on DPs (Ardis Shaw)
League "Raps" on Transportation (Dorothy Lum)
Teamsters Need Us!
You Can't Beat the System
Scholarship Available for Women's Studies
It Was a Fun Party
League and Gucci?
League Watchdogs Language
Have You Heard?
Attention: Times Market Card Holders
Membership Update

League "Raps" on Transportation

Members at the October units discussed highways in relation to growth and mobility, energy and environment, mass transit and finances. The Transportation Committee is meshing the discussion comments with previous position statements and will prepare changes or additions appropriate for an updating of the 1975 position statement or amplification points.

Common threads ran throughout the discussions. Highways were not seen as the first choice in transportation planning for a number of reasons, one of them being operational and maintenance costs for existing and new highways. There was also concern regarding adequate mass transit facilities to offset demands for expanded highways. There was agreement that members and the public would be willing to make changes in their transportation habits if alternatives to the automobile were available.

The City's policy on mass transit was discussed. The city is viewed as responsible for assessing transportation facilities and prohibiting development until adequate transportation facilities can be provided. These provisions include road improvements, signaling, parking area linkage to mass transit facilities, shelters at bus stops, etc.

We want creative solutions to our transportation needs. The Transportation Committee will have a full report at a later date and welcomes continuing ideas.

Dee Lum

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