Bet­ter by car

Central Leader - - Letters -

Re­gard­ing pub­lic trans­port, I have to put in my two cents here.

The sys­tem is far from de­pend­able.

My hus­band and I thought we’d take the bus into the city.

Only liv­ing in Herne Bay, this should have been easy enough and un­com­pli­cated.

Get­ting there went okay. We checked the re­turn bus times at Brit­o­mart so we could be sure to be there at the ap­pro­pri­ate time.

Ac­cord­ing to the elec­tronic bus sched­ule the posted ar­rival time was 10 min­utes, then 9 then 8 then 7, etc, etc. Then the sign said ‘due’. But no bus came un­til the next sched­uled bus was due in an­other 20 or so min­utes.

How can a per­son trust the sys­tem enough to de­pend on it to get to work?

And if the weather is bad, who wants to wait in the rain for a bus that may or may not come?

Be­sides that, there’s no sav­ings – not time, not fi nan­cially. It’s cheaper and faster to bite the fuel cost and waste time try­ing to fi nd a carpark. You’d still ar­rive faster and for less money.

Pub­lic trans­port is a joke. Car pool­ing is the clos­est thing that comes close to try­ing to save fuel and ar­riv­ing at your des­ti­na­tion on time. MAR­GARET LUMS­DEN

Herne Bay

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