Letters: Community bus is valuable

Senior says using the bus helps retain independence

I am an 80-year-old who is dependent on our BC Transit bus that services Sooke and area. The bus runs Monday to Friday inclusive as No. 64 East Sooke, Sunriver to downtown Sooke, changes to No. 63 Otter Point then resumes as No. 64 East Sooke to complete its route. See transit riders’ guide available on bus.

When I turned 80, I realized my driving responses were not adequate and I voluntarily turned in my driver’s licence and sold my car. Lost my independence? Not entirely. My lifesaver is the community bus. Passengers are a mixture of young and old with several  handicapped who would not otherwise get out. We enjoy each other’s company and our drivers are special people who we much appreciate.

As vehicular traffic increases polluting and clogging the roads, you may have an alternative. You can leave your vehicles at home, relax and enjoy our community bus. You’re welcome.

Lorne Pattison

Sooke

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