I wonder why in today’s “green society” with everyone worried about carbon this and emissions that, the Comox Valley Transit system cannot accommodate working people?
At least not those that live outside the city limits, most specifically those on the North Valley route. I will speak on this as that is the route with which I’m most familiar.
This route is not reliable transportation to take to and from a 9 to 5 job. Or any other job ending after 4:30 p.m. for that matter.
You see, the last bus out of town north is at 4:30! That leaves countless people who live outside the city limits who work or might like to work unable to get home, reliably and at a reasonable cost, once they’re done working.
And, we’ve only discussed the evening thus far. The bus schedules for the morning seem just as cleverly thought out.
Let’s assume that you have an office job from, say, 9 to 5. The first bus you could take would arrive at Cliffe and Fourth at 7:37 a.m., and the next at 9:09.
While the the first bus is great and would work for construction workers and those who start a little earlier than the rest, what is everybody else supposed to do for an hour and a half before work?
While I admittedly am not a bus rider, my insurance and gas surely compensated by countless hours saved from being spent in coffee shops every morning, I can see how this service is seriously lacking and would most likely see a bump in both rider usage and thus income generation if it were more accommodating.