Though appreciative of the Big Blue Bus efforts to get us out of our cars, some of their changes may very well drive us back to them. We’re (many seniors) particularly upset at their discontinuing Rapid l0 services on the weekends.
Many seniors attend matinee performances on Saturday and Sunday at the Music Center and Disney Hall. BBB offers the Expo Line as an alternate but for many seniors walking uphill several blocks from the station is not possible. In addition to all the music venues there are all the art institutions in the area.
This will really be a loss to many of us and to these institutions.
Theresa H. McGowan
Carbon tax action
Bravo to the California Legislature for the major progress this week in beefing up our state’s action to deal with climate change. Recently, we saw our State Senate pass a joint resolution calling for our Congress and President to adopt legislation that places a tax on carbon fuels at their source and refunds the money collected to low and middle income households.
In addition, Our State Assembly passed AB 197. which provides greater oversight and control over the California Air Resources Board and targets for greenhouse gas emissions reduction.
Hopefully, California’s actions will set an example for other states as we are unlikely to see anything positive happen in Congress until after the election. It is truly amazing that one political party sees climate change as the most critical issue our country faces, while the other denies that the problem exists. So much is riding on Nov. 8!