The Fight For Public Transportation In Jonesboro May Have Hit a Bump In the Road. - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Jonesboro, AR--Lauren Payne Reports

The Fight For Public Transportation In Jonesboro May Have Hit a Bump In the Road.

September 14, 2004--Posted at 9:00 p.m. CDT

JONESBORO--On September 3rd, public transit supporters in Jonesboro marched to the Craighead County Clerk's office to deliver petitions with over 4,000 names.

Affidavits were supposed to accompany the petitions;however, they did not get turned in.This could jeopardize the likeliness of getting this issue on the November ballot.  Supporters  have only ten days to recollect enough names to make it onto the ballot in November.

"It's the election commission's decision to make sure that everything is done correctly,"said County Clerk, Nancy Nelms.

The news was disheartening for those who rely on others for transportation. Brenda Ward is legally blind.  "I have my mother.  If she is not available,  I have to borrow on people. The cost of transportation across town is ten dollars one way.......Iam not a wealthy lady,"said Ward.

Due to illness, Mark Fisher went blind ten years ago. "Everyday living requires a certain amount of attention,"said Fisher.  Fisher says those demands would be easier met if public transportation was available in Jonesboro.

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