I'm legally blind and heavily dependent on transit to get around.
On Monday, March 30, I returned to Tsawwassen on the 3:15 p.m. 601 bus out of Ladner Loop. Once home, I quickly noticed I had lost my trusty and expensive magnifier. It bore my phone number, but I was far from confident I would see it again, let alone soon.
I needn't have worried.
Within minutes of getting home I had a phone call from Brent, the 601 driver, who had only just let me off his bus. At the end of his route, Brent had found the magnifier on a seat and sensed the owner would be concerned.
Having got my address from me, he drove that evening from his home in Ladner to return my magnifier to me in person.
I have nothing but praise and respect for the drivers with whom I interact a lot on the South Delta routes. And I am grateful for the many special services and facilities that are provided for disabled passengers by TransLink.
I have used transit in several other Canadian cities, and I can testify that our services in the Lower Mainland are superior to those of other cities.
But just now I'm mostly impressed with Brent.