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The CEO of Spokane Transit Authority asks us taxpayers to “think big.” This big thinking is to develop a multimillion-dollar, high-performance transit system. The cost, $15 million to $153 million.

A great route is proposed, from Browne’s Addition, The Elk and Pacific Pizza through downtown to Gonzaga campus, The Bulldog and David’s Pizza. There is no parking or shopping at either end but you could eat and drink well.

How about this: At $20 a taxi trip, I figure from 750,000 to 765,000 rides. If the taxi trips are heavily used, STA could start a bus route. The buses and roads are here and ready, as are the taxis. Think practical, not big.

Sharon Young



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