To the editor:
What a pathetic “public” transportation setup!
For years the No. 6 has served downtown to Wakarusa Drive directly, but now someone decided No. 6 should go by the hospital in order to eliminate that bus line for a “flex” or whatever. Of course, to do this the 6 is now routed north on Maine returning to Sixth Street south on Michigan, leaving a gap of service from Maine to Michigan. This “gap” could have been eliminated by having the bus leave Sixth, serve the hospital then return to Sixth via the same street!
As part of this change, it seems nobody saw fit to remove the bus stop sign on westbound Sixth at Michigan. Also, since the eastbound stop at Sixth and Michigan is no longer in use (and there is a sign to that effect), you are directed to board the bus at Maine, an additional two walking blocks east. Of course, apparently nobody considered putting a stop on Michigan in either direction as this surely would have been too logical.
You know, I used to have good words for the “T” but I’m not in the habit of supporting businesses that don’t have something to offer me.