Nearly 20 BurbankBus riders packed City Hall Tuesday night to protest possible cuts to transportation services for seniors and disabled residents.
Their tactic worked.
City officials had held out the option of cutting the BurbankBus program — in which seniors and disabled passengers can call for free pickup and transit — to save money and fund the Got Wheels! youth transit service. But many who benefit from the program came out Tuesday night to support what they said was a vital source of transportation.
“If you took the Burbank transportation away from us, you would take my lifeline away from me,” said 56-year-resident Norma Banker. “I use it for all my medical, dental, grocery shopping and for my life. I use it for my life to live here in Burbank.”