Letter: Challenges ahead for Falmouth bus

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I want to thank the Falmouth Town Council for their decision to continue the Metro bus service. I have been using the bus for commuting purposes for two years and find it prompt, dependable, convenient and affordable. The council’s decision comes at a time when there are challenges ahead facing public transport services for the citizens of Falmouth:

1 – If the State takes the Martin Point Bridge completely out of service for rebuilding purposes, that move could endanger the No. 7 bus service. I would hope that an alternative to this rebuilding plan could be negotiated.

2 – The citizens of Falmouth should give serious consideration to using public transportation. Please consider using the service. The Friday morning ride from Town Landing Market is a good start.

3 – Those on the council who oppose the service should consider ways to help make the service more successful for the Falmouth-based ridership instead of seeking its termination.

To those who have considered using the bus you can start by “going to the stop.” See you on the 7.

Daniel M. Knowles