- Cape man gets 8 years for robbery, his first offense (12/7/16)9
- 3 students in custody for violent threat; no details released (12/9/16)15
- Abuse suspect tries to take cop's gun; officer zaps him with Taser and punches his face (12/7/16)3
- Group seeks to create a neighborhood park on Cape Girardeau's south side (12/7/16)14
- Man sentenced to 103 years for murder of Cape woman (12/6/16)4
- Cape may allow residents to keep chickens; residents at meeting push for measure (12/6/16)34
- Poplar Bluff man accused of enticement, child porn in Scott County sting operation (12/4/16)
- Burglary suspect apprehended inside Jackson garage (12/4/16)
- Company to start recruiting businesses to Jackson, Cape (12/9/16)14
- 13 venues, 60 sponsors participating in Happy Slapowitz's Toy Bash on Thursday (12/7/16)2
Transit rates are inequitable
To the editor:About two months ago I had the pleasure of discussing the Cape County Transit Authority's funding request with Mayor Jay Knudtson. Now that request has become a reality. The transit authority wants us to believe there will possibly be 90,000 riders. How many residents live in Cape Girardeau and Jackson combined?
First, the transit authority will receive the funds regardless of its reasons or pleas for assistance. Second, a taxi service needs dependable transportation specialists or drivers available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, which includes Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
Finally, the rate difference is terrible. The cost for a rider in Jackson who is traveling anywhere within the city limits is $3. However, if the rider is traveling to Cape Girardeau the cost is $11. A ride from my house in Cape to the Wal-Mart on William Street in Cape one way is $6.50. Most Cape rides within the city limits start at $5.
Does anyone else want to ride?
ROBERT ANDRE GLASPER, Cape Girardeau