CVTD wants your input on whether or not to charge a fare

The Cache Valley Transit District wants to know how the public feels about its zero-pay system. The CVTD Board of directors is meeting Wednesday and Doug Thompson, chairman of the Board of Directors, says the meeting starts at 5:45 p.m. at the Bridgerland Applied Technology College, Room 840.

There will be a public hearing after the meeting where the board will review results of a telephone survey which considered various aspects of CVTD including the zero fare system. Thompson says some constituents have been voicing the opinion that it is time to charge a fee. But he feels the bus system has been operating very well under its current arrangement.

“I think that two of the aims of the transit district are to reduce traffic congestion and help improve air quality,” Thompson says. “The more people we can have riding on the bus the better we’ll be able to accomplish those two goals. By having a zero fare we do that. But we need to listen to the voice of the people.”

Thompson says at Wednesday’s meeting the board will review the results of a telephone survey which considered various aspects of CVTD including the zero-fare system.

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