A recent transportation hearing before the Imperial Valley Association of Governments raised some concerns we hope to see addressed.
The first concern raised was bus routes do not run close enough to the new location of the Social Security office. Those heading to the office can only take the bus to Fourth Street and Wake Avenue and then have to walk down Wake. The concern is many of those heading to the Social Security office use walkers or canes and the walk, which is a bit of a distance, is difficult for such folks. It will be even more difficult when the heat returns.
While we recognize SunLine Transit Agency can't reroute its buses every time a business moves, we hope something can be worked out for the Social Security office. It seems an extra swing down a cul-de-sac wouldn't be too much to work into the schedule. The county has a contract with SunLine, and county officials might press SunLine to make that extra little effort to serve an often special-needs population.