Riders struggle to adjust to diminished bus servicePosted: Updated:
The day started off with hope that the Sun Tran strike would end. But as riders soon learned at bus stations around the city, that wasn't going to happen.
The bus-stop at Alvernon and Grant was packed with riders. Some waiting longer than others.
Whether it was a doctor's appointment or going to see a relative or work, folks had no other choice but to wait.
"They are just leaving us short. A lot of people are getting let off and let go because of this. It ain't fair, but life's not fair," Morgan works at a warehouse in town. His boss understands that he maybe late to work due to the strike.
"He doesn't want to get rid of us, because he would have to train someone else, he's not happy but he's dealing with it," Morgan works at a warehouse in town. His boss understands that he maybe late to work due to the strike.
"He doesn't want to get rid of us, because he would have to train someone else, he's not happy but he's dealing with it."
Something that Morgan has to deal with, is getting fewer hours on his pay check, "No we just miss hours, every dollar counts. Its hard out there. I am working two jobs myself."
So, what would the riders like see, "I think that the contractors and the city council members need to come together and make a decision, because this affects a lot people's lives in many ways."
Ruben and Sheldon were waiting at the Ronstadt station. They want the buses to running like normal as soon as possible, "We generate money for the city. We're paying to keep the buses running. It's only fair."
As for our friend Morgan waiting for the bus to work, "I think our bus is finally coming, that's not it. I thought that was our bus right there. It should of been here a while ago. We may have to do something different."
He waited and waited for the bus, but it took too long; so, he called a friend to come pick him up and take him to work.
Sun Tran is currently running seven routes that run from 6 A.M. to 7 P.M.