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BUSES: Pierce Transit dropped the ball

Letter by Joseph (Peter) Bowman, Tacoma on Sep. 8, 2011 at 12:12 pm | 25 Comments »
September 8, 2011 1:18 pm

This year, Pierce Transit is not transporting people to the Puyallup Fair. Instead, they have contracted with a private company. The problem is that these private buses aren’t wheelchair accessible. In lieu of this, they tell the disabled to use Pierce Transit SHUTTLE. But it takes three weeks to register with SHUTTLE and in those three weeks the Fair will be over. I’m a paraplegic and am not currently registered with Shuttle because its a thousand times easier to take the bus, so what am I to do?

And why didn’t anybody except me think about this beforehand? Why didn’t the government do its job? Who dropped the ball?

There are lots of paraplegics who don’t use SHUTTLE. I’m not the only one.

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