Think the New Bus Stop at Southridge Stinks?
And it’s harmful to
seniors and disabled bus riders who find it difficult if not impossible to get
to the mall, all the while dodging traffic and loading trucks and coping with inclement
The Bus User Safety at
Southridge (BUSS) coalition has been urging Southridge to move the bus stop and
improve access for all of its shoppers. But the coalition hasn’t gotten a
response and Southridge is still discriminating against bus riders and is
possibly in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.
On Monday, you can
get more information about the Southridge bus stop and what you can do to put
pressure on the mall.
The BUSS coalition
will hold an informational meeting on Monday, June 23, at 6 p.m. at St. Alphonsus
Catholic Church (6060 W. Loomis Road, Greendale). The event will start with a
bus tour to Southridge then a community meeting at the church at 6:45 p.m. Meet
in the church’s parking lot at 6 to catch the bus to Southridge.
The meeting is being organized by Milwaukee County Supervisor Pat Jursik. Also in attendance will be Milwaukee County Corporation Counsel Paul Bargren and MCTS’s Sandy Kellner. They’ll discuss the status of the bus stop and a proposal on the Southridge route and stops. Southridge has to learn that it can’t pick and choose its customers. Discriminating against bus riders simply isn’t good business.