Traveling by Jeep, boat and foot, Tribune-Review investigative reporter Carl Prine and photojournalist Justin Merriman covered nearly 2,000 miles over two months along the border with Mexico to report on coyotes — the human traffickers who bring illegal immigrants into the United States. Most are Americans working for money and/or drugs. This series reports how their operations have a major impact on life for residents and the environment along the border — and beyond.
Letter to the Editor
Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
I want to thank Helen Sadowski for her letter “We need public transportation” (April 4), about the need for bus service in Natrona and Brackenridge.
I've also seen the elderly and handicapped walk along Springhill Road in the winter. One man climbs that hill is an electric wheelchair.
I make it a point to pick these folks up when I see them.
The W.L. Roenigk Co.'s bus service has been a pillar in our community for decades. The Harrison Township commissioners, along with our elected state officials, should contact Roenigk to gauge the company's interest in providing this service.
I'd rather see my taxes subsidizing Roenigk than the Port Authority. The only thing the Port Authority does is cut service and demand more money.
The route could start at the Wal-Mart in Natrona Heights and go through Natrona and Brackenridge to the Pittsburgh Mills. I'd suggest running a small, less expensive bus.
It's time we start pestering our commissioners and state officials. If they can't help us, then they should try walking Springhill Road next winter.
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