[NFBMO] Doing work at the local level
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Daniel we already have a card from kcata paratransit slide the card on bus
slot it reads the chip no charge it came from sharefare Dale Hamm kansas
From: NFBMO [mailto:nfbmo-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Daniel Garcia via
Sent: Thursday, November 21, 2019 8:16 PM
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Cc: Daniel Garcia
Subject: [NFBMO] Doing work at the local level
Dear Missouri Federationists:
The NFB does quite a bit of work at the national and state level. But we
also do very important work at the local chapter level, especially when
there are burning issues like transportation.
In Kansas City, the city council wants to eliminate bus fares. We had a
discussion about the subject during our November 16 meeting. I subsequently
wrote a letter to the Kansas City Star which was published yesterday. The
URL and text can be found below my signature.
Daniel Garcia, President, Kansas City Chapter
National Federation of the Blind of Missouri
dangarcia3 at hotmail.com
Live the life you want.
In August 2017, people with disabilities became eligible for free
fixed-route bus rides in Kansas City. We don't oppose extending this
privilege to the rest of Kansas City's residents, but we are concerned about
the loss of revenue this would mean for the Kansas City Area Transportation
Blind Kansas Citians rely on fixed-route buses and KCATA's paratransit
door-to-door service as our primary means of transportation.
Irrespective of the City Council's decision on eliminating fares, we hope
the level of service provided by the KCATA is improved. As it stands, there
is no or little bus service on weekends in certain parts of the city.
The city would also do well to construct more sidewalks to make our city
more walkable, and increase the number of audible pedestrian signals.
By undertaking these citywide enhancements, Kansas City would improve the
quality of life for all residents.
- Daniel Garcia, president, Kansas City Chapter, National Federation of the
Blind, Kansas City
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