I’m slated to lose access to Paratrransit service October 2nd, due to budget cuts. The local transit company is cutting off an entire neighborhood because they only have to provide Paratransit service 3/4 mile from where fixed route service runs and they cut out the regular bus that runs in Bonney Lake. So, those of us that can’t drive and can’t walk to the Park and Ride are screwed. I wonder how Pierce Transit is going to handle someone on dialysis who can’t get to their appointment? I know of a few that live near me. Me, I have my inrathecal drug pump that has to be felled every 6 weeks. It it’s not filled on schedule, I”ll just have mjaor muscle contractions,but I won’t die. There’s supposed to be a flyer coming out in the mail that details options. I hope there are other agencies that will pick up where Pierce Transit dropped the ball, otherwise, I’ll have to depend on family, and while the inlaws are great, they can’t take me everywhere…my pump refills just got changed to Tuesday/Thursdays and my MIL works on those days.
I guess we’ll just have to see.