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Fare-Free Busing Is Solution to Campus Parking Woes

We resort to every other mode of transportation imaginable, from good old walking to biking to those little motorized scooter thingies. Now, the motorized scooter thingies are cool, but I'd like to make a suggestion to many of you who may now scramble every morning to figure out how to get to campus: Take the bus -- for free.

Tomorrow we will vote on a proposal that would begin the process of making the Chapel Hill Transit System fare-free. For a small fee increase of $8.49 each semester, every one of us would be able to get on the bus without paying a fare or buying a bus pass. You might be thinking, "Brad, this is great! How can I get one of those motorized scooter thingies?"

To help everyone focus on the importance of the proposal, which is not to give everyone a motorized scooter thingy, here are some helpful things to remember about the fare free proposal on Tuesday's ballot:

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