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I am sorry to see some of these disrespectful comments regarding our bus service. I for one am a disabled, elderly rider of the bus, and without it being available I would be in a fix. I feel freedom when I can decide to go anywhere in Lawrence and be able to board the bus to get me there. I see all these negative statements on here, but I would like to share just one of my positive experiences I have had on a Lawrence bus ride......I hesitated to travel by bus, being afraid that I would hold things up for other riders, due to my having to have my walker with me. One day I decided to try it and when the bus picked me up the driver put me and my walker on the lift and helped me right into the bus, and it was full. Four young high school boys all said "Here Mam" take my seat. No one on the bus acted rude or put out, due to waiting for me to board. The boys were total gentlemen and the driver went out of his way to help me on and off. I had a wonderful bus experience and I now feel I can use the bus and enjoy my freedom anytime I choose too. Please don't take that away from those of us who have no choice in getting older, because someday it could be you with that walker.
February 11, 2012 at 12:54 a.m.
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