I read with interest Tara Harkness’ letter re the lack of decent bus services.
I am an aged pensioner who has lived in Cowes for the past 15 years.
During this time, I have written many letters to Transport Ministers and our local state Members in regard to obtaining a decent transport service. All I get in return is lip service.
I am not in good health and do not drive.
My husband was hospitalised in Wonthaggi for surgery.
I would catch the 9am bus from Cowes, arriving in Wonthaggi at 10.34am, then walk to the hospital and spend time visiting, walk back into Wonthaggi and pick up a few essentials and catch the return bus at 1.34pm, arriving in Cowes at 3pm. That equates to a six-hour round trip.
Our dental clinic and many specialist appointments require visiting Wonthaggi, and it is impossible to obtain appointments that coincide with the current bus timetables.
I have pointed out on many occasions the amount of money being spent on Melbourne and the suburbs to no avail.
Jacqueline Crompton, Cowes.