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Response to Johnny2X2X (Reply #11)

Mon Mar 19, 2018, 04:40 PM

12. But they still have pilots. Sometimes someone needs to make a decision.

I like my bus drivers. I would have missed my bus the other day if the driver hadn't seen me running down the bus tunnel to try and catch it. It was only 10 or 15 seconds of the bus's time, but it meant I didn't have to stand there half an hour waiting for the next one (and in fact, yet another person made it because she held it for me).

Sometimes in bad weather, bus drivers will make special stops so people don't have to climb over big banks of snow. I didn't know exactly which stop to take a few weeks ago, and the driver saw the street I wanted to be on (which wasn't a stop) and stopped the bus and let me off. I read a story about bus drivers here where once someone got on at Thanksgiving carrying a pie and the driver checked to see if anyone else minded, then drove the person right to the house where she was going for Thanksgiving. Once I was on a bus where a guy pinched my friend in the ass when she walked by and someone told the driver and she stopped the bus right then and there and told the guy "your ride is over!" and kicked him off the bus. Would a driverless bus do any of those things? Those are the little things that can make life bearable at the end of the day.

And yes, I ride the bus a lot, so I have strong opinions about it.

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