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Would you support efforts to create a combined municipal bus service involving Gloversville, Johnstown and Amsterdam?

  1. Yes
  2. No
 
 
 
 
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StayinNY

Mar-21-14 9:20 AM

Why would you knowingly ship your sales tax revenue out to another county....and pay to do it?

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MrBoB51

Mar-20-14 7:35 AM

does anyone know if this proposal affects City Taxpayers or both City and Rural?

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didd30

Mar-19-14 11:42 AM

Scarecrow57 there are folks who live in Gloversville and work in Amsterdam that ride the bus. I think that it would be a great idea to have a bus system that would be able to benefit all three cities, as long as Amsterdam and Johnstown give monies to help with it.

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Taxpayer3

Mar-19-14 8:39 AM

gofigure, I did some homework on this.. the size doesn't impact costs as one may think, diesel engine buses burn the same amount of fuel within 1-2 mpg regardless of size, and why would you buy new buses that were smaller and had less capacity? wouldn't GTS be looking to increase ridership and bring in more revenue, without capacity you would be passing additional revenue. These 3 cities need to make this happen since cost sharing and savings will come from eliminating overlap and duplication..

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Gofigure

Mar-17-14 9:58 PM

The buses they bought to begin with were way too big. If the buses were half that size they would more often be filled and use less fuel too.

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ktjrws

Mar-17-14 4:30 PM

Good one REVOLTNOW. Just trying to be a wise a-- here and You threw it back at me. HAHA. I do agree with you it would be beneficial if all 3 city's participated.

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revoltnow

Mar-16-14 12:17 PM

and how do you know where all the crack comes from???

i'm just sayin that the last time there was such a bus. it didn't pay for itself. reason we don't have it now right? so who's gonna pay for this service? people that own cars and won't ride the bus.

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Scarecrow57

Mar-16-14 10:54 AM

When I first read the question, I thought I don't care what Gloversville, Johnstown, and Amsterdam do. hen I reread the question, key part, Would I support. NO I would not pay one thin dime for a system that will benefit maybe 100 people. An absolute Waste of Money!

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AgainstFraud

Mar-15-14 10:10 PM

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ktjrws

Mar-15-14 4:12 PM

C'mon REVOLTNOW. The dealers from Amsterdam will have foot soldiers riding into Gville every day to sell crack and ******. Keep it just for Fulton county.

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revoltnow

Mar-15-14 2:08 PM

no. keep em spending in fulton county.

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usedtolivethere

Mar-15-14 8:16 AM

So take em to Amsterdam and leave em there

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revoltnow

Mar-15-14 3:54 AM

i can see people from fulton co shopping in amsterdam. but the other way around i don't see it. it'll be a waiste of deisel fuel to run between counties.

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TiredOfTax

Mar-14-14 10:52 PM

I once again say, give the transportation department that Gloversville already has to the county. Itbis not Gloversville's problem nor should it be our expense to provide county wide bus transportation.

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Adirondackal

Mar-14-14 2:18 PM

This isn't a theoretical or academic question: if we do not do something like this the taxpayers of Gloversville will continue to subsidize countywide transit to the tune of $250k a year. As for the state funds that go into public transit, just learn the cost per rider subsidy in NYC.

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Flapper

Mar-14-14 12:46 PM

Bus service, isn't that the thing they threw the tax payers under?

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Scarecrow57

Mar-14-14 12:38 PM

There is not enough need to legitimize a full bus service. And by no means should county or state dollars be used to support these endeavors. Let those who use it support it.

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taxtired

Mar-14-14 12:13 PM

Can't happen. Someone will be stepping on Jake and Joe's toes for the taxi services they both have.

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Gofigure

Mar-14-14 11:49 AM

Duh! We used to call it the FJ&G bus line.

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Dirtracefan

Mar-13-14 4:59 PM

This is another NO-BRAINER

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