Don’t cut Maple Ridge bus route C-48

It is evident to me that TransLink has sunk to all-time low with proposed cut.

Editor, The News:

Re: Rural bus routes in jeopardy (The News, Oct. 26).

It is evident to me that TransLink has sunk to all-time low with proposed cuts, including the elimination of Route C-48 along River Road.

This affects some of our most vulnerable citizens, special needs people who rely on the route to get to their daily jobs at the recycling plant.  Their work there is important, not only to them, but the citizens of Maple Ridge. They do a hell of a job and look forward to it, a purpose in this life.

If the powers that be decide to pull it, why not consider putting in the Handy Dart to fill the void.

These people need to get to work.  I know of one instance where Handy Dart picks up a lady in White Rock and transports her here to Maple Ridge and waits while she has her appointment, then transports her back.

If the dart can’t make it, she comes by taxi.

It absolutely floors me that TransLink can afford this and yet cut the C-48 route.

Bob Kerfoot

Maple Ridge

Just Posted

Hundreds attend Hells Angels funeral in Maple Ridge

Body of Chad John Wilson found last month face-down under the Golden Ears Bridge.

Dwillies stepping down from Haney Farmers Market

Maple Ridge senior spends majority of life focused on food

MacDuff’s Call: Respecting Christ as part of Christmas

Tradition of helping people less fortunate is huge part of season.

Wrestlers rally to save Ramblers team

Loss of MRSS annex threatens successful program

Ryder helping others stay dry for holiday season

Raised more than $4,200 to purchase boots and winter gear for people living in poverty in Maple Ridge.

Ridge hospital foundation helps with mental health

Donates a possible $500k for youth wellness

Man dies after falling from B.C. bridge

Intoxicated man climbed railing, lost his balance and fell into the water below

B.C. animation team the ‘heart’ of new ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’

The animators, largely based in Vancouver, ultimately came up with a creative technique that is drawing praise

Light at the end of the tunnel for UN climate talks

Meeting in Katowice was meant to finalize how countries report their emissions of greenhouses gases

Gas prices to climb 11 cents overnight in Lower Mainland

Hike of 17 cents in less than 48 hours due to unexpected shutdown of Washington state pipeline

Janet Jackson, Def Leppard, Nicks join Rock Hall of Fame

Radiohead, the Cure, Roxy Music and the Zombies will also be ushered in at the 34th induction ceremony

Supreme Court affirms privacy rights for Canadians who share a computer

Section 8 of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms protects Canadians against unreasonable search and seizure

B.C. fire chief pleads with Ottawa for traumatic stress support

Campbell River fire chief Thomas Doherty presented concerns to federal government

37% of Metro Vancouver sees real estate industry as ‘extremely corrupt’

Report comes as the B.C. government continues to probe alleged links of money laundering in casinos to real estate

Most Read