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Waukesha bus riders treated to donuts to mark Transit Awareness Week

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WAUKESHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Bus riders at Waukesha's Metro Transit Center got a little surprise Wednesday morning.

They were invited to have a donut and to celebrate Transit Awareness Week. 

Organizers want to remind people how important public transit is, and they'd like to reverse what they see as a trend toward reduced ridership and reduced funding for buses.

"It's not because people don't want to use the bus or because they don't need to use the bus," Barbara Pfarr of the Transit Task Force said. "But the buses don't have enough funding, so they don't run often enough or to the right places, and so people don't use them, so then the funding goes down."

On Wednesday, Waukesha riders were asked to share stories about their experience on the buses.

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