The Mex Factor: The bus rider’s blues

 For the last three weeks, a private transit company had been inoperative until yesterday. At first, an employee told clients the company (namely L&A) had sent its vehicles to a mandatory inspection and were required to stop circulating. Those buses, although small, had a characteristic not found in other providers of similar services — efficiency. For just $2, one could get from downtown Calexico to the Transit Station in El Centro in less than 40 minutes. In that regard, no other bus company was able to beat them.

However, on a not-so-positive note, the archrival company of former Mayor Luis Castro’s Calexico Transit failed to address some safety issues. First, drivers (particularly those taking senior citizens to the Social Security Administration office) allowed the elderly to stay standing during rides. In fact, one of the buses reported had no handlebar from the ceiling, which made the trip a lot more difficult for standing-room-only passengers.

Adelante Valle Editor Arturo Bojorquez can be reached at abojorquez@ivpressonline.com or 760-335-4646.

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