Re: Nelson Transit
A huge hardship would be imposed upon the community by the suggested changes and removal of the routes and bus stops. So, the big buses were a serious mistake. Our society, as I see it, has become a tear down, take out, and replace. We want it yesterday for today and pay tomorrow! Obviously this is all about money, or lack of. Make do with what we are stuck with:
1. Cancel proposed transit adjustments.
2. Keep the existing routes and bus stops, accommodate the school and college students.
3. Run existing bus service every hour instead of every half hour until we can recover.
4. Obtain suitable buses as we can afford them.
The average taxpayer doesn’t use the bus, consequently does not appreciate the necessity of this valuable community service.
It appears transit systems are not profitable, and any deficit must be adjusted to the budget and absorbed by the taxpayer and/or provincial government. (It may be wise to temporarily omit the new service to Radio Avenue as Lake View Village has a bus service.)
And keep the Sunday bus service.
We have been married for 63 years, paid city taxes since 1948, and never needed the bus. Rich became ill and has been in Jubilee Manor for the past two years. I have gratefully used the bus every day to visit him.
Isabel & Rich Wassick