Increased transit services to the elderly, the disabled and for students at Imperial Valley College were the most common requests at a public hearing on transit issues Thursday before the Imperial Valley Association of Governments regional council.
El Centro resident George McFaddin said he's concerned about the safety of people who get off the bus at the corner of Fourth Street at Wake Avenue and have to walk to the new Social Security Administration office toward the end of Wake Avenue. He said many of the customers use walkers and canes.
"I just think it's sad that the bus can't go down Wake Avenue and go to the cul-de-sac," McFaddin said. "We were hoping they could change the bus stop and come down to that area."
Others requested the bus line deliver people closer to the new building.
SunLine Transit Agency senior long-range transportation analyst Leslie Grosjean said the company was not aware that the Social Security office had moved and that to change a route is not an easy thing to do.