Unshoveled bus stops caused complications for customers

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – 22News received reports of unshoveled bus stops making it challenging for riders to get onboard.

One woman told 22News a rider in a wheelchair was unable to get on the bus at a stop in Holyoke because there wasn’t a place to open the ramp.

22News went to the bus stop Tuesday and it appeared to have been shoveled since the incident happened.

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One rider told 22News blocked bus stops are a problem in other towns as well. “I noticed the elderly people they have a really hard time. I noticed that today,” said Dawn Priester of Springfield. “It took a lady a while to get off the bus and onto the sidewalk, she had a cane, so it was a little difficult.”

PVTA could not be reached for comment, but Holyoke Public Works told 22News in most cases, the PVTA is responsible for shoveling bus stops.