TRANSIT blues

I have no clue on the complexity of the operations of, nor the costs of running, a bus on the Vernon bus system, but it is really difficult to climb up and down the buses' four steps, with a four-wheel walker, of this old bus I was introduced to on July 22.

I have no clue on the complexity of the operations of, nor the costs of running, a bus on the Vernon bus system, but it is really difficult to climb up and down the buses’ four steps, with a four-wheel walker, of this old bus I was introduced to on July 22.

I started taking the bus into Vernon from Armstrong the first week of July, and was happy to roll my walker onto the low-rise bus. Wanting to be environmentally friendly, I took my truck off the road and bought a couple of months of multi-zone bus passes. I was liking the convenience of taking transit and the stressless driving.

I have a permanent, mobile disability, and utilize my four-wheel walker constantly. If those big, long buses cost too much to do a run up to Enderby and back, how about then, using those smaller, ugly, low-rise buses that have no windows that open to let in air?

If not, then I will re-insure my truck again and drive to Vernon for my daily appointments, and stop taking the bus completely. Can I get my money back on the August 2011 multi-zone bus pass that I bought, as well as the handyDart tickets I bought?

I know I am only one small voice. There are mothers with small children and buggies and other seniors on this route.

Jeannette  Hee

Vernon