Wednesday, April 6, 2011

C-Tran Board to Vote on Bus Funding Measure Next Tuesday

C-Tran Board Meeting to Decide on Fate of Bus System Next Tuesday the 12th at 5:30pm 

The C-Tran Board in Clark County is poised to vote to put a .2% sales tax measure on the ballot on Tuesday in order to give voters the option to prevent devastating 40% cuts to bus service! There are two important reasons we are encouraging people to attend & testify at the C-TRAN Board Meeting on Tuesday, April 12th at 5:30pm at the Public Service Center. 
#1 -- We need to support our core bus service. There will be many who attend this meeting that do not support the buses. Without this measure on the ballot this year, C-TRAN is facing cuts of around 40% next year. This will leave many in our community simply stranded.

#2 -- We need to delay a light rail and bus rapid transit vote until next year for several reasons. The NoTolls group and the other anti-bus, anti-light rail, spokespeople will be there to try to force a vote this year. They want this in front of voters before the technical requirements have been met and before voters have had the chance to see what they will be getting for their small investment. They also know that asking voters for two things at once will make it tougher for both measures to pass.

We can't let them win.

Please SHOW UP AND SPEAK UP at this meeting to ensure our success and to make sure your voice is heard.
WHAT: C-Tran Board Meeting to Put Bus Measure on the Ballot
WHEN: Tuesday April 12th 5:30pm
WHERE: Public Service Center, 1300 Franklin, Vancouver, 6th Floor Hearing Room

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