I’ve lived in Lynchburg for 23 years and I’ve never stepped inside a Greater Lynchburg Transit Company (GLT) bus, for me it would be akin to entering a soup kitchen. My mindset is that riding the bus is for the poor or those who can’t drive for whatever reason.
I’ve always owned a car, sometimes two at the same time, and if my auto is in the shop, I would call a cab or an Uber.
I don’t pay any attention when I’m on the road and I pass a GLT bus, it just blends into the background.
But the other day I saw a bus decked out in Christmas lights, and I was taken aback, that’s an incongruous as garbage truck festooned with Christmas decorations.
During the holiday season I feel like a Scrooge or a Grinch but the sight of the bus decorated with Christmas lights instantly lifted my holiday spirit, and I even started humming a Christmas carol.
What a wonderful idea I mused to myself; during this time of the year people who rely on the bus for transportation often have to wait in the rain or snow at the bus stop. I’m sure it lifts their spirits as well when a Christmas bus pulls up to their stop.
I discovered that GLT decorates a bus for the Lynchburg Christmas parade every year, but this year they decided to keep in going even after the parade.