Reading the “woe is me” editorial from Boise City Council president Elaine Clegg, I did not once read how she enjoyed her morning commute to City Hall on a VRT bus. It only takes a myopic Clegg/Bieter view to miss the point.
As I sit writing this note, early Sunday morning, I recall the decision my significant other and I made early in the week, that we would spend the evening downtown enjoying a friend’s birthday. Drinks would be served. Driving was out. We took a bus downtown. End of story.
We enjoyed a wonderful time with friends, then took a $20 cab ride home to the Bench. I’m glad we don’t live in Kuna.
The Clegg/Bieter view of transportation, “BSU to City Hall works for all” (their north end neighborhood notwithstanding), does not represent the realities of all resident demands.
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Hubs: Caldwell, Ontario, Mountain Home.
Circulators: Low-occupancy energy-efficient vehicles, on constant, no schedule routes, serving hubs and beyond.
Hours: Unlike politicians, we don’t all live 9 to 5. A bus ride home at 9 p.m. would have cost a dollar, and we would have still supported Boise businesses.
Mark Holden, Boise