Pretenders frontwoman supports Ohio public transport

Chrissie Hynde rides a bus for the cause

Pic: PA Photos
The Pretenders frontwoman Chrissie Hynde road a bus yesterday (February 18) in her hometown of Akron, Ohio to show support for public transport in the city.

Hynde joined several others on the bus ride to support a city bus tax that would fund public transport and keep in place a curb-to-curb service that helps the disabled and the elderly.

"If you feel you have to have a car, you feel trapped," Hynde told the Associated Press, adding that public transport is "what makes a city."

People who rely on cars "forget what it is to walk and enjoy the city," she said.

Metro Regional Transport Authority is seeking a 0.25 percent sales tax increase on a March 4 ballot vote in Akron to support its operations.

--By our Los Angeles staff.
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