Letter: Island Transit made right decision on bus fares; ‘free’ will benefit all


When Island Transit’s board decided to continue a policy of no bus fares, it was continuing what we, the citizens, of Island County intended when we voted years ago. No bus fares is a policy of anonymous benevolence.

When we pay taxes to fund free bus service we, anonymous taxpayers, are paying to provide benefit to anonymous bus riders. Free bus service—to the commuter, the bike rider, the hiker, the walker; to the lost, the tired, the able, the disabled; to those with change in their pockets and to those without change in their pockets—is a beautiful thing.

Thank you to the Island Transit Board.

Elisa Miller


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