Awnings Removed From Major Bus Stop in Salisbury - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Awnings Removed From Major Bus Stop in Salisbury

Posted: Updated: Feb 13, 2013 07:51 AM EST
(Photo: WBOC) (Photo: WBOC)

SALISBURY, Md. - Shore Transit removed the awnings for people who wait for the bus from Calvert Street in Salisbury. The bus company said there have been issues with loitering and other problems with the bus shelters.

Brad Bellacicco, deputy director for Shore Transit, said while customer service is a big concern, the number one priority is safety.

"As many as six or seven police calls a day were going out a day because of the homeless people and people harassing people," he said. "It became necessary in discussions with the city and others to take those shelters down to reduce the problems in that area."

For some bus passengers like Kayla Hayward, it's just not fair.

"I hate it because I used to stand under the little shelter when it's very windy because it would protect me," she said. "And now that it's cold we all have to stand out here and wait for the buses.  It doesn't matter how long it takes, we all have to stand out here."

Others say while it is not what they would like to see, they understand. 

Pernell Woodson of Salisbury said, "It's an inconvenience in inclement weather but I can understand why they did it from just the problems that were being caused down here at the bus station."

  • Delmarvawide NewsDelmarvawide NewsMore>>

  • Gov. O'Malley Says Don't Turn Away Immigrant Kids

    Gov. O'Malley Says Don't Turn Away Immigrant Kids

    Sunday, July 27 2014 6:27 AM EDT2014-07-27 10:27:14 GMT
    Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley told Nebraska Democrats that the United States shouldn't be turning away children from Central America.More
    Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley told Nebraska Democrats that the United States shouldn't be turning away children from Central America.More
  • Korean War Vets Honored With Memorial

    Korean War Vets Honored With Memorial

    Sunday, July 27 2014 6:58 PM EDT2014-07-27 22:58:40 GMT
    Sunday marks the 61st anniversary of the end of the Korean War. A memorial in honor of the Korean War Veterans was revealed Sunday in the Veterans Memorial Park in Dover.More
    Sunday marks the 61st anniversary of the end of the Korean War. A memorial in honor of the Korean War Veterans was revealed Sunday in the Veterans Memorial Park in Dover.More
  • Harper Sentenced in Sussex Kidnapping Case

    Harper Sentenced in Sussex Kidnapping Case

    Sunday, July 27 2014 1:47 PM EDT2014-07-27 17:47:57 GMT
    A teen convicted of participating in the kidnapping and carjacking of an 89-year-old woman in Sussex County was sentenced Friday in Delaware Superior Court.More
    A teen convicted of participating in the kidnapping and carjacking of an 89-year-old woman in Sussex County was sentenced Friday in Delaware Superior Court.More
Powered by WorldNow

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service