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Plenty of empty buses

I appreciate the update on Oakland County's mass transit effort (Downtown/November). But I question whether the added taxes we now pay for this undertaking will remedy the lack of current ridership.

One needs only monitor the current SMART buses to see that they are often times mostly empty, which raises the question of whether just because we build an expanded system, will increased ridership follow?

Some say that mass transit will help retain and draw members of the younger generation but we need to keep monitoring how this mass transit experiment does in the future before I am willing to accept this line of thinking.

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