Letter to the editor

Letter: What your pennies are worth to public transportation

By Alfred J. Herrera, Española
Posted 10/18/18

As a former city councilman and a former representative on the North Central Regional Transit District Board, I am familiar with public transit and the needs of people in our community. Many …

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Letter to the editor

Letter: What your pennies are worth to public transportation

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As a former city councilman and a former representative on the North Central Regional Transit District Board, I am familiar with public transit and the needs of people in our community. Many individuals do not have access to another means of transportation. They don't own a car, they don't drive and they don't move around easily on their own. Public transportation is their only choice.

Thankfully we have access to a thriving public transit system through the NCRTD.

This incredible service is funded primarily by taxpayer dollars. Currently, we all pay the Regional Transit Gross Receipts Tax of 1/8 of a cent, or 2.5 cents on $20. This is not a lot when it comes down to it, and what it goes to support is vital to our region in Northern New Mexico.
Voters are being asked on the Nov. 6 ballot to continue to agree to this gross receipts tax. Voting "yes" will not increase this tax by even one penny. Please join me in voting "yes" to support the NCRTD.

This public transit system is a phenomenal example of governments from across different cities, counties and pueblos coming together to provide a positive solution to a regional issue. The NCRTD connects more than 70 communities and pueblos throughout four counties. We are lucky to have this organization linking our communities together, and together we need to show our support.

– Alfred J. Herrera, Española

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