Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Good For Bus-ness

I’ve long thought that night bus service would be good for Springfield, so I’m glad to see it’s being given a try. It always seemed to me that those who, for whatever reason, could not drive were severely limited in job opportunities here. Hopefully, this will make things easier. It’s still a problem that there will be no buses on Saturday evening and none all day Sunday. Most retail and service jobs require such hours. I also fear that the routes might be too few and ridership too low to initially justify the program, although the allotted “seven to nine months” ought to be enough time for it to catch on or not. In any event, it’s certainly a step in the right direction.

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