Citizens for Improved Transit
If the answers to some of these questions stumped you, you aren't alone! Public transit is not a warm, fuzzy issue that most politicians take time to study.
Thanks for taking the time to do this quiz. I hope it has been enlightening and helpful. A copy is being sent to Mayor Beutler, all the city council members and selected members of the media here in Lincoln. I don't plan to embarrass any of you by asking you your test score.
For those of us, me included, who ride StarTran what you do in the immediate future about StarTran will have a tremendous impact upon us riders and the community as a whole.
Since we can't afford robocars that come and pick people up at their doorstep and take them directly where they want to go, we will have to do the best we can with StarTran. That means more money for StarTran, an improved Preferred Alternative, sufficient funds to market the new system and a well-conceived effort to convince people to park their cars and use public transit instead.
Lincoln is big enough to support a good bus system. We don't have it now. We won't have it if we simiplly adopt the Preferred Alternative without some tweaks and add-ons. Lincoln can afford to do it now. Its simply a matter of priority and I can't think that a multi-million dollar bike trail super highway should be more important than a good bus system. The bike path won't see 2,500,000 trips - StarTran already does!