I have been a CARTA customer for more than seven years when we did not have all the routes we have now. Some people don’t get that CARTA must operate like a business, not in the red. The alternative is rate increases.

Revamping unproductive sections of routes makes sense. They are having to do it to the route I use the most. In fact, I advised them what section was wasting time and expense. This cut will make my ride about 10-15 minutes longer, but that is better than losing my bus altogether.

Thanks go out to CARTA board chairman Mike Seekings for helping with transportation to the Joseph Floyd residents after the fire.

Naomi Radcliff

Market Street

Charleston