Special needs vehicles transport individuals with special needs, some of whom are in wheelchairs or need extra assistance boarding. This may take a little extra time. The drivers of that school bus, Dial-A-Ride or ARC bus are safely boarding or disembarking their customers as quickly as possible so as not to hold up traffic unnecessarily.
It frustrates me when someone complains about how long the bus takes, or the position of the bus in a parking lot or in front of someone's home. If that bus was serving the griper's student/parent/grandparent, what would be their advice to someone complaining? Would they be frustrated if drivers honked or whizzed around the bus while they were boarding or disembarking? Are they the same ones complaining when someone with special needs takes too long in line at the grocery store?
Individuals with special needs who are observing such rudeness do not want to hold up others any more than these complaineers want to be in their shoes or chair. Take a moment and think about that. Oh look, traffic is moving again.
CINDY ESKELI, Richland