Thursday, April 28, 2011

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

# 4 - Downtown/Medical Center

I thought I was catching the 4:28 bus north, but the 4:16 was running late and I was able to board it at 4:23. A young man sitting in the sideways seats said he was getting off soon and offered his seat. Stopped at Hill, we could see flashing red-and-blue lights in the distance at the Magnolia and 4th intersection. It was blocked. Traffic at Hill was bumper-to-bumper. The driver called into TARC to get a detour. Cars behind her honked as we sat through the light---it's not like they could go anywhere anyway.

Finally, we turned left on Hill. A southbound #4 was approaching. Our driver asked that driver what detour he had taken south (4th to Park to 6th to Hill to 4th). Then she had to make a tight right turn on 6th Street, where another southbound #4 was stopped at the light. He moved over as best as he could and she made it through the narrow, crowded street. The young man who had given up his seat was still on the bus and was impressed with her driving skills. Damn girl, you were born to do this You were born to drive this bus.

This morning as we drove past 4th & Magnolia, there was piles of large broken branches and trees at the corner blocked off with tape.

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