Community depends on Valley Transit

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You may think that if you have a car, you don't need Valley Transit, but many, like me, are very glad it's there for us when we need it. Last winter (the snowy one), I had wrist surgery and was unable to drive for two months. Valley Transit got me to my job, third-grade teacher at Assumption, every day.

The drivers were so friendly and helpful, and I really enjoyed getting to know the other riders. The chances are good that you or a family member may also need Valley Transit at some point.

I saw people going to work, to school, to doctor's appointments, to stores and to social get-togethers. Some prefer to take the bus for environmental or economic reasons, some are elderly or disabled, some are students, grade school through college, and many depend on Valley Transit to get to work.

Valley Transit, including Dial-a-Ride, provides a critical connection to many in Walla Walla, providing 800,000 rides a year.

Surely it's worth three cents more sales tax on a $10 purchase (groceries and medicines excluded) to keep Valley Transit services from being slashed.

Please vote yes for Valley Transit on the February ballot you'll be receiving in a few weeks. Our community depends on everyone's staying connected.

Beth Call
Walla Walla

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