Austin Chronicle – Nonprofits not impressed by Cap Metro proposal

You can lead a horse to the bus stop, but you can’t make it get on board.

Two weeks ago, we outlined a proposal being floated by Capital Metro for the creation of a nonprofit charity to address the needs of Central Texans who have no choice but to use mass transit (“Helping the ‘Tran­sit-Dependent,'” Oct. 23). The idea is that the nonprofit would take advantage of possible funding sources not currently being used, take pressure off Cap Metro (which says it needs to raise fares for sustainability reasons), and allow other nonprofits currently helping clients with transportation issues to get back to their core missions.

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