We need public transportation
By The Tribune-Review
Published: Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
Every day, I see elderly people walking down Springhill Road from the Heights Plaza carrying heavy bags of groceries home to Natrona. The other day, I saw a man in his 70s braving the winter wind as he carried his groceries.
This is a sad and terrible situation. Both Natrona and downtown Brackenridge desperately need public transportation.
There are no stores in Natrona that carry necessities and it's the elderly and poor who suffer. People without a car — the young who are poor or the elderly — have no way to get to Natrona Heights for their medical needs. I see women carrying babies up that hill.
I have seen small buses in other towns serving the needs of the community, even if they operate only a few days per week. Why doesn't anyone care about the people of Natrona and Brackenridge? Why doesn't someone provide public transportation so the people can meet their very basic and necessary needs?
ATI-Allegheny Ludlum is building a $1 billion plant between Natrona and Brackenridge. Why don't Harrison Township commissioners and the Brackenridge Council work with Ludlum to support the local residents who need public transportation?
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