RRTA fares up, rides cut - Some routes on the chopping block were saved at the last minute, but more cuts and hikes are likely

May 19, 2010

"When Kendra Farrow and her husband, David, bought their Lancaster Township home they wanted to be in a nice, established neighborhood.

But just as important was the home's location along a bus route.

Kendra, who is legally blind, rides the Elm Avenue bus daily to commute to her job at the Susquehanna Association for the Blind and Vision Impaired.

The last time the bus schedule was changed, she was able to adjust her work schedule. But the latest round of proposed changes will add an hour and a half to her day, or four blocks to her walk, she said.

"It does significantly lengthen my day," she told Red Rose Transit Executive Director David Kilmer at a public meeting Wednesday.

Farrow was one of 11 people who came to the meeting to complain about service cuts proposed to eight of RRTA's 17 fixed bus routes. Kilmer said he received another 15 letters and e-mails. None of the people complained about a proposed 10-cent per ride fare increase." Read more: http://articles.lancasteronline.com/local/4/256281#ixzz0oZZicQAK