Thanking elected officials for transit support

To the Editor,

Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District (METRO) would like to express their gratitude to Assembly Members Stone and Caballero and Senator Monning for their support of SB1. SB1 will provide much-needed new resources that will augment the voter-approved Measure D revenues, helping METRO sustain current levels of bus and paratransit services.

In the short run, these new revenues will provide “local match” to leverage state and federal grants. METRO seeks to win competitive grants that will help replace the aging fleet. METRO needs to replace eight paratransit vehicles and 61 buses. The age and mileage of METRO’s fleet compromise service reliability. METRO must replace these vehicles in an effort to continue to provide the service we promise the public. In 2016, METRO was awarded state and federal grants that will fund four new zero emissions electric buses and one compressed natural gas bus.

Thank you again to the Santa Cruz County elected officials and residents for their continued support of transit.

Jimmy Dutra
Board Chairman, Santa Cruz Metropolitan Transit District


The best kept secret in town

To the Editor,

Support the American Legion and veterans and enjoy a delicious and nominally priced breakfast (all volunteer cooks).

Every Sunday morning, 8-11 a.m., 214 Center St., Watsonville (a few exceptions, which are announced).

Please, join us.

Sue Bloom and friends

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