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Cutting RTD Fares to Add Riders

May 14, 1988

I like O'Neil's plan for eliminating bus fares better than Yaroslavsky's proposal to reduce fares to 50 cents. Reducing fares during peak hours will only overcrowd the buses. A free-fare policy would necessitate increasing buses, improving service, and lining up the revenues to make the public transit work.

We will all be a lot better off if it's possible to get around Los Angeles without a car. Free fares would provide the most powerful incentive.

GLENN JANSEN

Los Angeles

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