Letter to the Editor

Older population makes buses a sensible idea

To the editor:

Some type of bus transportation for our elderly and low-income residents is long overdue. I grew up in Quincy, Ill., a community roughly the size of Cape Girardeau, which has operated a bus system for decades. The population of our region is steadily growing older. With incidents such as the Santa Monica Market, an alternative has to be provided for people who should not be behind the wheel but must get out to do their shopping.

Combine the steady growth of our elderly population with the many individuals who work for minimum wage -- and thus find it hard to afford an automobile -- and a bus system for Cape Girardeau makes logical sense.


Cape Girardeau