The Daily Journal from Fergus Falls, Minnesota on May 25, 1976 · Page 8
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Lower transit fare lure riders back SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - ing, the Utah Transit Authority As other cities raise fares to says its 15<ent rides, backed by keep mass transit systems go- a sales tax, have lured riders Spring is Sprung, The Gross is Riz... IT'S Worner's Where the Bargains Is!!! back to its buses. The secret of the UTA success lies in taxpayer approval in late 197( of a ':j-cent sales tax and an infusion, in less than two years, of about $M million in federal funds. The rise in ridership follows the lowering of fares to 19 cents for adults, which UTA officials say is the lowest general bus fare they know about anywhere in the United Slates. One transportation planner who has had a hand in the growth says arrival of 203 more buses in the coming weeks will relieve the crowded, standing- room-only conditions of commuter hours. _ "During the peak riding time now, a lot of people are sticking with their cars because there is standing room only on the buses," he says. The new popularity of riding us in Salt Lake, Weber and 71 Chtv Impala 4 door, automatic, power steering, radio Now $988 73 Olds Delta 88 4 door, new Uniroyal radial tires, air conditioned, Wynn's 12 month, 12,000 mile protection NowJ23S8 '69 Foid Galaiie 500 4 door hardtop, automatic, power steering, radio, more.. .1 Now $68? 72 Chev. Maibu 4 door, six cyindtr, automatic, radio, ne* fires $178! 74 Hornet Hatchback, sit cylinder, automatic, power steering, radio, low miles $2788 SAVE '1,000 Matador Brougham 75, Factory Olfitialcar, low miles, till, radials, more. 72 Dodge Polira 4 door, automatic, power steering, radio, air conditioned Now $888 71 Plymouth Fury III 2 door hardtop, vinyl roof, automatic, power steering Now $888 74 Toyota 2 door, 4 speed, four cylinder economy, new UniroyalTies $1788 75 Ford Maverick 4 door, automatic, power steering, radio, radial lies $2988 75 Che*. Nova 4 door, automatic, power steering, radial tires, six crlinder $3088 WORNER'S AUTO SALES West Lincoln A«. 739-2283 HEW AMERICAN MOTORS - OLDSMOBILE - PONTIAC the bus in Salt Lake, Davis counties — with total population of about 760,000 — wasn't an overnight affair. Two years ago, the bus system was limping along with an annual ridership of 4.4 million, higher than some previous years, but below the 5 million of 1966. The UTA's budget then received a subsidy from a state • liquor tax fund. By contrast, ridership last year was up to 8 million and estimates this year are for 14 million. UTA general manager John A. Rankin points to long-range planning, the sales-tar subsidy and the low fares for saving the transportation line he's headed since 1970. "The day of a bus system making it on its own is over in this country and probab'y everywhere in the world," says Rankin, known to his associates as a no-nonsense administrator who frequently hops a bus to check flaws in scheduling and other irritants to customers. When he took over the UTA, the system covered only half of Salt Lake County and had 63 vehicles. When new buses, purchased with federal grants and local matching funds, are put on the routes this summer, there will be 360 buses. The routes will cover a distance, north to south, of about 65 miles, and a passenger can cover that distance for 60 cents, although most rides in the system are only 15 cents. A ride within two of the system's five zones will cost you only 15 cents, if you're an adult. Children, the elderly and the handicapped ride for a dime, but the elderly can ride free during off-peak hours. A study indicates one of four elderly riders still pays 10 cents at all hours. Low fares weren't accepted immediately in all three counties. Salt Lake and Weber vot- ers adopted the sales tax beginning in 1975 and in exchange got fares dropped from 25 cents to the new 15 cents, with an additional 10-cent zone charge eliminated for most riders. That proved so popular that Davis County residents went along this year. With a guaranteed income from the sales tax, the system went to the Urban Mass Transportation Administration and obtained about J20 million on an 8urto-20 matching basis. The bus authority ordered new buses, added routes and extended service to 11 p.m. in some areas and limited service on weekends and holidays. The UTA's activities have attracted some criticism. Stale Rep. Samuel S. Taylor, a Salt Lake City Democrat, argues the rides are not low-fare. They are simply prepaid, he says, and he wants all fares dropped. He also criticizes UTA promotional advertising, saying: ''They're paying for ads when the press will give them publicity at no cost." But, UTA finance director Alma C. Johnson says revenue from advertising placards on Ihe buses nearly equals costs of •promotional advertising. The difference last year was only $13,000, he says. The bus authority's purchase of two other bus lines' franchises also drew fire, with Tay- Book to be returned offer 713 years SPOKANE, Wash. (AP)-A bit of Civil War history is being returned to the Spotsylvania, Va., courthouse thanks to a Gonzaga University law professor. Gtrard Magavero, a professor and law librarian at the Spokane university, said he's returning a law book pillaged lor arguing the UTA might have gotten them free. Board president Glenn B. Goodrich defends the. purchases, saying the franchises came more cheaply that way than in fighting through the courts and the Utah Public Service Commission. The UTA board is studying proposals for more service, including routes to Salt Lake International Airport and nearby ski resorts. One plan is for buses for the handicapped. They would seat 12 passengers with room for four more in wheelchairs. Federal aid, particularly for capital investments, is assured through 1980. This year's operating budget will be just under |9 million. Johnson says $7.3 million will come from the sates tax and the rest, from fares and other revenue such as teasing buses to schools. ferjis Fills (Hi.) tarul Tuts., Hay 25,1978 fl from the courthouse 113 years ago by Union soldiers. The book was published In 1820 and deals with state laws enacted from 1756 to 1753, Magavero said the book was donated recently to the Gon- 2aga library by former Spokane County Superior Court Judge Raymond F. Kelly, who said he had no idea how the volume got from Spotsylvania to Spokane. GALENA PLUMBING & HEATING Residential • Commercial Service and Repair 114 SOUTH UNION- F'ERGUS FALLS PHONE 734-28)0 CHECK YOUR PRINTING NEEDS And... For QUALITY WORK at REASONABLE PRICES • LETTERHEADS • ENVELOPES • INVOICES 'FLYERS 'INVITATIONS .STATEMENTS on •BROCHURES ' -PUBLICATIONS • SALES BOOKS •REPAIR ORDERS • OFFICE FORMS • STOCK F.ORMS , REGISTER FORMS . BUSINESS CARDS . ANNOUNCEMENTS > BUSINESS FORMS • LAYOUT & DESIGN • BINDERY SERVICES Just Phone 736-4239 and a Representative Will Call. NELSON BROS. PRINTING PHONE 736 - 4239 Senice-Speed-Quality FERGUS FALLS OVER Interesting and scenic 87 acre farm in Star Lake area. 20 acres tillable. About 10 acres beautiful woodland. Old Bldgs. J16.SM.OO. Low $4,500 281 acre dairy farm. Good 4 bedroom t»m» JKCW silos with yf^Ajfty bara witlt^/?* cleaner. Excenent Value at $84,000.00. 20 percent down. 2 acre resort W7 ft. sandy beach lake frojuge. 5 cottages. * lliraer's systercomes aod furnished at 40 acres on blacktop. Newer mobile borne. Nice Bldg. Site. 20 x 4C barn. About 8 acres woodland. About 20 tillable. Commuting distance to Fergus. J2I.OOO.IC. Old fashhaed dunner. 90 ft water frenUge. Well kept furnished cottage has bath., Boat koase. tU,NO.N. S4,9N down. THE TIME TO SELL REAL ESTATE IS WHEN IT HAS ACHIEVED YOUR ORIGINAL OBJECTIVES BUT IS NO. LONGER MEETING YOUR PRESENT NEEDS! fake your step toward selling your property Consider these unique benefits ind results for r°«r »'« success: -(-Nationwide, ywr-around advertising coverage +Dejcriptive property brochures + Illustrated JTJ-pagecatalog, distributed worfd-wid* -KuJtomiied computer system for fast, accurate service +Nearly a Jl.OOO.OOO in sales a day +M0,000 sales to satisfied customers +550 salt* service otfic* network +JO years of real estate experience. Left Talk The Address of My Property is Nearest Town Miles From Driving Directions From Town My Selling Price isS With a Down Payment of J. And Payments o1 S Per Month Including Interest at... Best Time to Call Name Address Ur»!ng buyer and sete FILLOUT COUPON ABOVE ANDMAILTO: UNITED FARM AGENCY Ray A Darten* Ggwisbero, Representative Box4M Battle L»ke, Miim. M51S Phone W4-52J2 We've got some cars that are OVER average hi total accrued miles, so we're selling them for UNDER the average price. Minnesota Motor Company policy has always been to sell its own new-car trade-ins and to leave the odometer mfeage on the vehicle strictly as it was when it was traded. Total mileage is only one criteria for judging a used car and these are quality units... AVERAGE MILES NADA PRICE 1974 CHEVROLET IMPALA 3-SEAT STATION HAGON, Air Conditioned, Lump Rick, Turbohydronatc, PowerSteerifiiBraies ....... . ........ $3525.00 1972 CHEVROLET IMPALA SEDAN, Ai Conditioned, Vmjl Top, Steel Radial Ties J2250.00 1973 CADILLAC SEDAN DEVILLE, AH-FH Stereo, Cruise Control, Air Condilionmi, Luther Interior, Vinyl Top.SteelRxlulIiiesjndmuchniore 14475.00 1974 OP€l STATION WAGON, Economical 4-Cylnder wiM-SpeedTransifBS«n,Steel«adialTitKj2950,00 SALE Witt AVERAGE MILES NADA PRICE 1973 BU1CK 3-SEAT ESTATE WAGON. Air Conditioned, Cruise Control, Steel Radial Tires $3250.00 SALE PRICE *2488 1973 BUICX CENTURION 4-DOOt HARDTOP. Ai Conditioned, AM FM Stereo, Vinj! Top, Cruise Control J3150.00 1974 CHEVROLET '/i-TON PICKUP. 350 V-», Radio, Auloufc Transmission 13400.00 *3088 '1688 1972 OLDSUOBUE 98 * DOOR HARDTOP, Vnjl Top, Air ComJitJon'ni, Power Sell and Windows. Luiury at $• fMM J2250.M I f •••• 1973 CAPRI COUPE. Economical 4-Cyinder with 4- Speed, Radio, Rear Window Defooef, Steel Radial Tires ............................... J2675.00 1973 FORD GALAXIE 500 SEDAN. AulOMtic Trans- C«ft • A(h mission, AiCoBditionini ............... S2475-.M T J| | OO 1974 BUECK ESTATE WAGON. Ai Conditioned, Power $ Seat, Cruise Control, Door Locks $4100.00 * 1973CHEVROLET'A-TONPICKUP.454V-8, Automatic Transmission, Power Steering (Brakes ....{3250.00 1973 FORD 'MO* CUSTOM PldUP. 3M V-S, $• Q0Q Automatic Trairsarsson ................ $2775.00 | QOO II UU OH CIHUEM M THESE VEHICLES, NE fill UH TKM WITH A 1N% HIVE TIM SEIVICE AGIEEKNT Fit 31 IAVS - PLUS » 51% HUE 1UI SERVICE AGKEMERT FOI M (WTNIU i HUMS 01 THESE Ml INK OTUEI SPECIFIC (HUTS MINNESOTA MOTOR COMPANY (TILL REPLACE OR REPAIR AT ITS OPTION AND w'Sf.lPS 5Sf S? EHT ' ™ E F ° LIOWUK! nE " S N ° T ""* NECKSm "«"« - The sterint pw hoisrm ami all internal parts, power sreerin, Bl ABUSE OR NEGLECT: ^^ ,, he M j, pi s | m UK] rack. ENGINE - AI internal lybrkated parts, water pimp, fie) punp, mafflfoMs, BRAKES - Masto tirWei, »acwm a«Jsloooslef,whed girders, hjoVauRc entme block, crtwte hud. *«« «* **T M* *"« fc'» k « "*?«• TRANSMISSION - The transmission case' and d internal pans inchdinf Ike ELECTRICAL SYSTEM - Generator or attemalor, »ona|e rtfubtor, windshield lorque conwrter *ip* •' kx . **il harness, swrkhts and slarter Motor. DRIVE AXLE - time aile hmsiafs, «ic»dm| an internal parts, propefct shads AIR COMOTKMER - Co*press«r, condenser and evaporalor it factory in- arid unhfersal joinls. staled. MINNESOTA MOTOR COMPANY 1108 PEBBLE LAKE ROAD (HWY. 59 SOUTH) FERGUS FALLS • PHONE 739-3331 OTTER TAIL EMPIRE CHEVROLET, BUICK, CADILLAC AND OPEL HEADQUARTERS

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