Problem Bus Driver
By Bryan Oftedahl
March 30, 2009
This is for the fellow customers of Ketchikan's public transit
system. Is it really just me or is there one bus driver in particular
who never seems to care about us? I have seen this bus driver
fly right past bus stops with people waiting to get on and out
of the rain yet he doesn't even flinch. I've been on the Blue
Line while he skips going up to Wal-Mart so I have to wait while
he goes out to Totem Bight then get dropped off on Shoreline
Dr. (so long as he doesn 't skip that one too) and walk through
the freezing snow to get to Wal-Mart. I've sat on Green Line
and witnessed him go right past three people standing at the
Baranof/ Tower Rd. stop. One day a woman came running up to the
bus when he was waiting to pull back into traffic from the Plaza
stop and she knocked and I mentioned that somebody was knocking
on the door but ignored me and the woman, he refused to sacrifice
a couple of seconds to open the door.
So I want to ask the fellow
transit customers, have you noticed this driver too? Has he skipped
your stop or flown on by while you re waiting for a pick up?
Do you have a problem with the money you give to the transit
system/ your tax dollars paying his pay checks? I'm sick of it!
This driver has no respect
for the people riding his bus, he seems to have no care if he
follows the routes or not and I believe it is ridiculous that
he still works for the transit system. This has been going on
for at least a year now. I believe the borough should fire this
driver and get somebody who will at least follow the correct
routes without skipping stops. Enough is enough!
About: " A frustrated
and long time customer of ketchikan public transit."
Received March 06, 2009 - Published
March 30, 2009
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