Safety must be Number One

I am writing in response to the recent ‘Bus service gets thumbs down’ letter by Ray Hallock.

Dear Sir:

I am writing in response to the recent ‘Bus service gets thumbs down’ letter by Ray Hallock.

I am a bus rider and I know the system is not perfect. I do not have a vehicle so I also rely on this service. With the awful weather and road conditions this winter I do not blame the system or the drivers for being late or not showing up. I would rather say they were actually keeping us safe by driving according to the road conditions.

I also get to work late sometimes but my employers understand. Maybe Mr. Hallock and his employers should realize safety trumps punctuality. As it is, my college bus leaves the mall at 7:41, which follows the Southside bus he is referring to. So is it OK for all the rest of us to be late also? There is a domino effect on all the busses to follow. At least the Southside bus has another bus following it.

No, a schedule is not a schedule in these conditions!  But safety is safety!

Josephine Buck, Terrace, B.C.