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'Encourage Hitchhiking' 

Editor:

$38.7 million divided by 11 equals $3.5 million per bus ("Humboldt Moves to Overhaul Bus Fleet," Aug. 25)! But wait, these are special busses that use fuel costing twice the cost of other fuels. And they need a special station costing another $26.4 million.

We need these busses to get to Ukiah, even though Greyhound already goes from Eureka to Ukiah running very nice busses that are half empty.

A more radical plan would encourage hitchhiking. Riding in an otherwise empty seat has a zero carbon footprint and costs nothing.

Gary Sack, Freshwater

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