Take The Bus?
Something that's been in the news lately, but I often don't think about with the same perspective, is medical transport needs in the county. The latest being reported in the Times- Standard are people in Fortuna that are having a rough time getting to Eureka for medical care.
Hmm... never really thought Fortuna to Eureka would be a problem. Kind of puts a strange twist on what I have to deal with: Having to go all the way to San Francisco fairly regularly for medical care. I'm wondering if I have it better or worse now? If I had a rough time trying to get to Fortuna for medical care, I suppose I'd really be in trouble.
So, the Fortuna City Council has decided there's not much that the city can do in regards to the transportation problem. That private transport company sounds like about the best idea, but who would pay for it? And what about Redwood Transit System? I see from their web page their bus line goes right through Fortuna.
Problem is, some patients aren't really able to physically deal with traveling on buses. They're often in poor physical condition to begin with.
Maybe a look should be taken at people living even further from Eureka and see how those people deal with the problem? Anyone from Garberville used to dealing with this sort of thing?