“The drivers say, ‘Mary, when are you going to come to my bus?’ They still remember me. They would always ask me where I was going on the bus in such a hurry. I honestly did not know. I would go on the bus until I got tired and got off. There’s always someplace to go. All my life, I’m just not a homebound person; and I always find my way back.”
– Mary, Age 85
Mary used to use a bus system known as Pleasanton Paratransit. She is especially fond of one of the bus drivers, Gloria. Mary had a fall last year and is not strong enough to get back to riding the bus around town quite yet, so Senior Support Program of the Tri-Valley’s Transportation Coordinator arranges for trips with a volunteer escort. Mary still enjoys saying hello to the bus drivers.