“Ninety-five percent (of residents) don’t know what the inside of a bus looks like,” he said, and more people on the bus would mean fewer cars on the road.
“You can make an argument that it helps everybody,” Weiler said. “If we become the first major city in America (to offer free bus service), that will really put us on the map.”
Weiler said the move would benefit a broad section of the community, and employers would benefit, too, because some are having trouble keeping workers who struggle with transportation.
“I’ve had a ton of emails and phone calls: ‘What can I do to make it happen?’” Weiler said.
“There are a large number of people who want to help.”