A BC Transit bus parked at a stop in front of Skeena Mall on May 21, 2020 in Terrace B.C. (File photo)

Safety of Terrace public bus service questioned

Terrace bus transit riders entitled to ethical service, says letter writer

Dear Editor,

Terrace bus transit riders are entitled to ethical service, to be safely driven to a destination by the bus driver behind the wheel – without incident. I am concerned about the safety of Terrace’s public bus service.

I would like to publicly request transit riders who have witnessed or experienced [any unethical behaviour] to file a complaint with the Ministry of Transportation, BC Transit Service, and Terrace Mayor and Council.

I also request posterboards be posted at bus shelters and on the bus, clearly visible to transit riders, displaying contact information of whom to file a complaint to for irresponsible driving. Perhaps titled: How was your ride today?

I ask [bus drivers] to be more responsible and considerate of your community. Please address these issues: stop/start speed with braking, allow a person to sit down before you start to drive away, please automatically put down the ramp at a height that enables all transit riders to get on and off with ease – without excuses, be aware of bus door opening/closing, and please be professional. To the bus drivers who are providing great service, thank you.

Susan Maroney,

Terrace, B.C.


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