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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!

Bryan Oftedahl
Ketchikan, AK

About: " A frustrated and long time customer of ketchikan public transit."

Received March 06, 2009 - Published March 30, 2009


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