Comment 70400

By janetrymal (registered) | Posted October 08, 2011 at 19:46:24

My daughter goes to Parkside High School in Dundas, and we live near the West Harbour. This year, since I'm working full time, we decided she should start taking the bus on the the two school days she is here (shared custody thing). She "practiced" in the summer a few times and felt confident about continuing it. The first day, she set out at 7:20 am to be at school for second period (she had a spare and was expecting to be early - to hang out with friends). According to the HSR trip planner, she should have had no trouble getting there on time. She arrived at school at 10:00 am. A number of packed buses passed her stop and eventually, she got on a different bus and had to walk from University plaza. Same thing happened the next day. Since then we are driving in, with her being in Dundas an hour or an hour and a half earlier than necessary so that I can be at work for 8 or 8:30 in the city's east end. I have considered driving her to a stop more eastern than the King and James stop she had been using so she can be on the bus before it gets packed, but I give up. I am thankful that's she taking the bus home and that she's in Grade 12 and this should be the last year of this hassle.

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