Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Public transportation

7/7/2014

I rely on public transportation to meet my transportation needs. The service is geared for senior citizens and the handicapped. It is a great service. It is well managed and staffed by capable, pleasant employees. The service’s only downfall is its hours of operation, which are 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. every weekday.

I propose a once-monthly weekend or after-hours service centered on a particular event or activity. One could see a movie or attend the annual roadster parade. The cost required to fund such an event must be mandatory and probably more for such an excursion.

I rely on public transportation to meet my transportation needs. The service is geared for senior citizens and the handicapped. It is a great service. It is well managed and staffed by capable, pleasant employees. The service’s only downfall is its hours of operation, which are 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. every weekday.

I propose a once-monthly weekend or after-hours service centered on a particular event or activity. One could see a movie or attend the annual roadster parade. The cost required to fund such an event must be mandatory and probably more for such an excursion.

I was not really sure about sending this, but was prompted to send it after overhearing related conversations. We were on the bi-weekly grocery shopping bus, when riders started expressing the desire for a weekend bus. I sincerely hope the city will consider the needs of all its citizens.

I was encouraged to hear from my bus driver recently that special services would offer trips to the Ottawa Farmers Market at 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays. It is a start.

Mark Mayo,

Ottawa

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