Stolen car provides opportunity to try out public transit

I had my car stolen on Jan. 10, just as our one real week of winter set in. It was my own fault, as I had dropped my keys between the car and the house. This gave me the opportunity to use Red Deer Transit.

I used it to go visit my dad at Bethany CollegeSide. One night, someone invited me to dinner in Mountview; and another time, I used Route 1 to go to London Drugs. I found it very efficient — and for $2.50 a trip ($2.25 for students and seniors) what a deal!

There is, of course, the challenge of waiting outside in the cold for the bus and putting up with some obnoxious groups of youth, at times, but most passengers are very grateful for the service and make a point of thanking the driver on their way out.

Running every 30 minutes, six days a week, it is an excellent service.

Rod Trentham, Red Deer

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