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January 17, 2010
A letter to the editor suggests basing bus fares on distance traveled, preventing homeless people from riding from one end of the line to the other. But I think of the woman on the Western bus the other night, so covered in a motley assortment of rags and blankets that she was unidentifiable; she slept on a front seat, a bag containing probably all her worldly goods by her side. The driver didn't bother her, drove silently down the long avenue, my son and I the only other passengers. It seemed a kind thing, the driver letting her enjoy shelter.