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Fare hikes like death, taxes, bus rider laments
Commuters who use Short Line are of mixed minds about the fare increase that they will face May 3.
Barbara Pfeiffer of Monroe: "I'm unhappy. I'm struggling to make ends meet - people are struggling all over - and Short Line's answer to this is to raise fares. What I don't understand is that rising gas prices are no longer a real factor and most companies are freezing salaries at this time, mine included, so why can't Short Line do the same? At least until this depression/recession is under control?"
Gary Gomes of Goshen: "Well, like death and taxes, price hikes you can count on. I don't necessarily buy the company's excuses. I can buy into the reasoning of the loss of the state DOT subsidy, but do they really think that this won't drive more people to Monroe and Central Valley? I've given up believing common sense can prevail with Short Line. Here's hoping the commuter rail link direct to midtown occurs within my lifetime."
Linda Cancel of Chester: "I can't believe I'm saying this, but considering how much everything else is going up, I'm just happy that it'll only be a 4 percent increase. I don't think this is ... more

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