Utilize smaller buses

Every time I see a bus I get sick! There is a half-million-dollar-plus set of wheels and a $50-60,000 driver behind the wheel ...

Every time I see a bus I get sick!

There is a half-million-dollar-plus set of wheels and a $50-60,000 driver behind the wheel transporting one or two passengers from Abbotsford to Chilliwack or Mission.

Even in Abbotsford or the surrounding communities, buses do the rounds with only a few passengers on board, sometimes no passengers at all.

BC Transit could not organize the proverbial “party in a brewery,” and the municipal folks responsible for engaging bus service seem ecstatic that bus service is in abundance in their communities, regardless of the unnecessary cost and lack of usage.

Unfortunately, you and I are paying the price for their jubilance and irresponsibility.

Much smaller buses could be utilized, as is currently being done in Surrey and other communities.

A 15-20 passenger bus costing less than a fifth of those behemoths currently in use would make sense.

In fact, as and when appropriate, utilizing taxi service may be much more fiscally responsible, and those who need bus service would continue to enjoy transportation at the current cost.

Jason Alexander