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Vine Drivers Should Keep Their Eyes Peeled for Disabled

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. Horrible.

Keri Brenner (Editor) July 30, 2013 at 01:11 PM
Dianne Guess is the disabled man's sister. This seems outrageous! Is there an explanation from The Vine?
Unfiltered Steve Simoneau July 30, 2013 at 02:19 PM
I bet I know this driver. There was a female driver who violated the bike lane on Freeway Drive, causing me to stop and pull my bike out of the way. When she turned and stopped for a passenger, I rode up and told her she can't do that. She said she did nothing wrong and threatened to call police. I said to call them, but she drove off instead. Calls to the VINE to file a complaint resulted in a conversation with a person who could care less.
Rachael Clark July 30, 2013 at 04:11 PM
Let the Board of Supes know. They are funded through county funds as well.
MICHAEL WILSON "TEA PARTY 2014" July 30, 2013 at 04:36 PM
Page 1 of the viola transportation play book,Just call the cops. viola transportation management to drivers. Remember the suckers pay us even if there are no riders.
Harold Edwards August 01, 2013 at 12:56 AM
What do you expect these bus drivers have to deal with keeping a timetable,traffic,pedestrians,bikes and crazy people who ride these oversized garbage trucks they call a bus.What the bus driver should do is pick up all these lunatics and drop them all off at the nut house.
james quaini August 02, 2013 at 04:15 PM
And just how do you really feel about this Harold?

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