To the Editor,
Re: Bus stop waits irk Nanaimoites, Editorial, Oct. 2.
I’m a Nanaimoite and I use B.C. Transit.
Sunday service is an outrage. The buses only come every hour to an hour and a bit. Lots of times I’ve missed my connecting bus and have to wait for the next bus on Sundays or even during the week.
Some of the bus drivers are unkind and drive away before everyone is sitting down. My friend broke some ribs and another friend broke his shoulder with the driver driving away before sitting down and my friends were either using a walker or a cane. Now my friend uses an electric wheelchair.
Some Nanaimoites can’t even move to let a person with a stroller on the bus. I use my own cart sometimes and sometimes the bus is full and I have to wait for the next bus or someone is sitting in the front of the bus and won’t move for me to put my cart out of the aisle.
Some bus drivers can’t even help you when you need to get somewhere and you don’t know where it is.