Was I given any notice about this? Were my three foreign language students that take this bus given any notice of the change? Hell no! Did they ride the 35 and 923 bus yesterday? Yes! Did they ride the bus the day before? Yes. Then why wasn’t there some indication that the route would be changed? Who is running the Metropolitan Bus Service? Idiots? It’s not like the bus riders are driving a car and can drive to the next bus stop. They had no idea where the next working bus stop would be.
In going to pick them up to take them to the Trolley Station, I discovered that all of the CABLE STREET pick-up spots were closed. I back-tracked to Sunset Cliffs, and found that the first (and last) stop of the 35 bus would be at Sunset Cliffs and Del Mar……for the next two weeks. I cannot understand why bus riders were not notified of this change. (And the only reason I know it is for two weeks (?) is because there was a bus supervisor standing in the middle of the street and I asked him what was going on.)
As I drove my students down Sunset Cliffs towards West Point Loma Ave., I was stopped by the 923 bus that was taking on passengers in front of the Chase Bank. Yesterday they took passengers on the bus in front of the school.
Public transportation in Ocean Beach is, at best, bad. It is now worse. It is understandable that the work on Sunset Cliffs is behind schedule. (Must be because of all the rainy weather we have had that delayed construction.) Every time I read that “ridership is down” it makes me want to gag. Ridership will be down in Ocean Beach – because no one can find a bus.