The Columbia Daily Tribune reported today that the CID is planning to breath some life into Mayor McDavid’s failing FastCAT bus system. Since the route was launched months ago, empty FastCAT buses have circled the central city, burning tax dollars in their giant tanks. Now, the CID, with cash burning proverbial holes in their pockets after talking 25 Columbia voters into imposing a tax on all Downtown shoppers, is going to pay people to ride.
Trib commenter “Shorty” said it best:
Flush with cash after passing a Downtown sales tax hike with a special election in a city of 110,000 people, where only 40 votes were cast and the measure passed 25 – 15, the CID is now subsidizing Mayor McDavid’s ill conceived, failing FastCat bus system.
First the city spends our tax dollars on the buses that nobody rides, then the CID uses tax money to pay people to ride them. Isn’t one hosing enough?