Comment 107616

By HammerCitizen (anonymous) | Posted January 07, 2015 at 13:54:36

HSR doesn't seem to run like a business. The rider fare is the lowest of anywhere in the area that I know of, and hasn't changed in years. People who make a one time investment into a walker can ride free for life and clog up buses for paying riders. I don't know how much it costs to outfit their buses with handicapped ramps, but I'm sure it isn't cheap, yet disabled riders with wheelchairs don't pay either. Where is it written that just because someone is disabled (in some way) that they are also poor and can't afford to pay like everyone else? The gesture is admirable, but why not help the poor to get transportation rather than "assume" that a disability comes with financial problems. I've been on buses many times and the "free" rides are obviously abused by people who joyride all day long on our transit system costing money to everyone.

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