Yo! Bus Confusion Over Pickup Location?

Posted on: January 9th, 2013 at 6:28 am by

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YO! Bus plopped itself on Pike Street shortly before Christmas, servicing routes to and from Philadelphia. But it seems there might still some confusion amongst the drivers in the fleet about pickup location and route. We received the following note from reader LESider:

There was a Yo Bus parked right outside of Seward Park at Essex and Canal Christmas morning for more than 15 minutes! I went to talk with the driver about this. He said that his written instructions indicated that the bus stop was at Seward Park – he knew nothing about 2 Pike Street! There were already several passengers aboard! I got a glimpse of the written instructions and saw Seward Park in bold print and nothing about Pike Street. Why should the park be mentioned at all in his instructions? The driver requested I stay on the bus and direct him to the Pike Street stop, which I did. When I saw the dispatcher at Pike Street I told him that the driver had been given lousy directions and that the community does not want Yo Bus at Seward Park!

What’s been your experience thus far with Yo! Bus in the neighborhood. Have you seen the fleet idling in and around Seward Park these last few weeks?

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  • LESider

    Correction: This turned out to be simply a mistake by a new driver and is therefore old news. In the meantime, I have observed Yo Bus’ operations on Pike Street and they seem to be running an efficient and responsible operation on the median.

  • david

    Hope he can find Boston.

    • LESider

      Why? Yo Bus only goes to Philadelphia.

  • david

    …or philly