Letter to the editor: Commissioners need to build a bus stop at Swan Meadow Village

Randall Seegers
Summit Cove

Am I missing something here? 

I live nearby the Swan Meadow Village modular community in Summit Cove, and I see people walking the more than 1-mile stretch each way to catch the Summit Stage at the front of Summit Cove every day, laden with grocery bags and/or children.

The Summit Daily News recently reported that bus service from the front of Summit Cove to Swan Meadow Village is under consideration. However, the Board of County Commissioners were worried about the bus turnaround, an easement and/or the cost. 

Let me emphasize the cost! 

The Summit Stage currently has three electric buses — at a cost of over $1 million dollars each — has three more on order and will fully admit that the first three are a reliability nightmare, with the producer having gone bankrupt. 

If we cannot afford a bus turnaround at a cost of $135,000 to service numerous working people, how can we afford over $6 million on unreliable electric behemoths that will likely be charged using fossil-fuel generated electricity? 

Time to get your head out of the sand, commissioners, and to service those people that you claim are the backbone of Summit County.

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