Re: “Granite Manor residents ask Nelson council to restore bus”
I am a resident of Granite Manor who recently attended a meeting with city and BC Transit officials where complaints were aired about the loss of a bus stop required for aging seniors.
We were bombarded with excuses and ass covering. We were never consulted or told the service was being removed. Now the provincial bus pass that is a right of all seniors across BC is no longer accessible to seniors who live at the Granite Manor.
Having a transportation system that discriminates against seniors and prevents them travelling on the city bus is a disservice and reeks of offensive smell that is associated with cattle farming. A properly designed service has a bus stop near all apartment complexes and places where people congregate.
Dawson Creek has had a properly operating bus system for many years with bus stops placed where they are needed.
Perhaps rather than removing services the transportation people could travel to that city where seniors are respected for their contributions to society as pioneers and do not experience removal of services that make their daily lives easier.
Give your head a shake. You may want someone to vote for you in the next civic election. John Dooley and city council are you listening? Because the people who attend meetings have their fingers stuck in their ears.
Robert Johnson, Nelson