By Dianne Guess The
Vine provides much needed service in the Napa Valley, but too often
drivers pass up disabled passengers on Trancas to wait for another
bus--if there is one. This happened on Friday
night at the stop near The T-Mobile Store and Whole Foods. My poor
brother. He could not believe his eyes. He had gathered all of his
shopping bags and was on point at the stop, but the driver cruised right
by him. He was frantic. It was the last bus. The light turned red, and
the bus had to stop, half way through the intersection. My brother
turned on his wheelchair and summoned all of its power. He entered the
intersection and parked his wheelchair in front of the bus. The driver
still would not pick him up--and he would
not budge. She threatened to call the police on my former U.S. Air
Force Tech Sgt. Brother, Gerald Guess. Still she would not pick him up.
She said he should have had a flashlight. The police came and told my
brother to get out of the street. But at least she picked him up.