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A big problem is getting to the Pittsboro Express bus

By Deborah Bair
Posted Sunday, January 16, 2011

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Pittsboro, NC - I am going to throw this out there for some consideration regarding the extremely low ridership on the Pittsboro Express ghost bus.

For those of us that do not drive, it would be marvelous, except for one fact: we have to get there initially. In my area, we are not serviced by Chatham Transit, so we can't get there to begin with to take advantage of the transit to Chapel Hill.

I was initially thrilled and so looked forward to riding it, but I have yet to do so. I am not sure how much interaction is involved with Chatham Transit and the ghost bus, but speaking for one person, this is the only reason I have not ridden it. I am originally from Chapel Hill and have ample friends more than willing to pick me up on the other side.

However, on the south side of Pittsboro, Chatham Transit only goes as far as Old Sanford Highway. Out this way, we have neither the bookmobile or the Transit service, and I for one cannot afford taxi service, even if there was one available. We did have both at one point, but both were cut, why I do not know. When the bookmobile was re-instated, Asbury and other southern areas were still not included.

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