The Wichita City Council is considering ending buss service on Saturdays. The City’s bus service is already a joke. This is a major city with almost half a million people and the busses only run until 6p.m. Some people can’t even use it to get home from work, because they get out after the busses have stopped running.
Wichita is one of the few cities that don’t have any real public transportation. Most large cities have a buss that runs late into the night. And most buss systems cover at least most of any large city (that doesn’t have some kind of subway system).
According to The Wichita Eagle the City Council also want to raise fares from $1.25 to $1.75. Even if they raise the fairs, it is cheaper to travel around town on a buss than fill up a car every few days with $50 or more. Once again poor people are the targets of city budget cuts. They city can contribute to investments for a River-walk Project we don’t really need. But anything that helps people, either to get to work, or old people who can’t drive to get around and shop, the City just forgets them.