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Transit deal needs support

January 9, 2014

The Gloversville Transit System could be an asset for all of Fulton County. However, for that to be the case, the transit service needs to at least run through the Glove Cities....

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TiredOfTax

Jan-09-14 1:36 PM

GIVE it, lock stock and barrel to the county! It should not be up to Gloversville to supply the county with a ride. Get this money wasting entity off the city taxpayers back and put it on the county to provide this service like it should be!

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adkkev

Jan-09-14 1:55 PM

ToT: why give it to the county? Shouldn't this be privatized? Doesn't the private sector do this more efficiently & at a lower cost?

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Pards13

Jan-09-14 3:51 PM

Sorry adkkev but the private sector would see it for what it is... a waste of money with no chance to succeed.

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yukonjack

Jan-09-14 5:37 PM

As a tax payer in Johnstown I DON"T want this added burden .

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TiredOfTax

Jan-09-14 6:18 PM

Liberals have been privatizing things to make them more efficient such things as the nursing home or the pre-k program even things like Lexington, if I got a deal like those that get a government like budget without the worry of making ANY MONEY WHATSOEVER I myself will take over the transit system and sit there wasting the taxpayer money. Other than that there is no way to make it in the bus business here in Fulton County! If you raise the fares to make it work they would be even emptier than they are now!

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InIreland

Jan-10-14 5:51 AM

It might be interesting to show a proposed "budget" for the transit system to the public to help understand the cost before asking them to comment on it. What are the ridership numbers versus the cost per rider. I for one am getting tired of subsidies that go unexplained as to benefit.

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MrBoB51

Jan-10-14 8:28 AM

When was the last time anybody saw a full City bus going up Main Street in Gloversville?

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adkkev

Jan-10-14 9:10 AM

ToT: you obviously don't know the history of Lexington ("Liberals have been privatizing things to make them more efficient such things as the nursing home or the pre-k program even things like Lexington ..."). I was under the impression that you felt that privatization of gov't services was the way to go. So I don't quite understand your post.

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Annarondac

Jan-10-14 9:45 AM

I agree with posting a budget and allowing community input. Prior to the elimination of the Johnstown run, I followed one of those buses, with two people inside going 53 miles per hour on the Gloversville/Johnstown border line, near Ferndale.

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TiredOfTax

Jan-10-14 7:53 PM

adkkev. Lexington is like the post office, run like a government agency, looks like a government agency spends taxpayer money faster than a progressive president... but is supposed to be an independent agency? If they are so INDEPENDENT lets not give them ANY taxpayer money, let them earn their way!

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adkkev

Jan-13-14 12:27 PM

ToT: very interesting post ... I'd like to hear your suggestions/ideas on how to pay for the services that Lexington provides. Please be as specific as possible. Thank you.

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TiredOfTax

Jan-13-14 1:59 PM

There is not a way to privatize it and allow it to remain as is. My point is that it IS government run, just in a way that does not allow us any input whatsoever as to how they do business.

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adkkev

Jan-13-14 3:06 PM

ToT: how do you suggest creating an avenue for input on their business? and since you state that it couldn't be turned into a private enterprise (and remain "as it is"), how might you suggest that it change so that it could be operated as a private enterprise? Thank you.

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