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Memphis Bus Union urges gas tax support

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FOX13) -

The Memphis Bus Riders Union is urging the public to vote 'yes' on a one cent gas tax referendum on Nov. 6.

City Council proposed the idea to raise funds for the Memphis Area Transit Authority.  It's estimated the tax would bring in between $3-$6 million annually in revenue for the service. 

On Monday, the union hit the streets to try to raise awareness for their cause. They say they understand that gas prices are high, but they need the support.

By law, if this gas tax passes, the city must use it on MATA services. The city has promised it would go towards more routes and even lower fares.

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