Carolyn Hayden, known to some as the bread lady, has been baking bread for C-Tran staff for years, dropping off loaves at the Vancouver Mall or Fisher’s Landing transit centers.
But if the transit agency cuts her bus route, Route 39, they’re cut off.
All respect to the drivers and staff, she said aboard the bus Wednesday, but if C-Tran goes through with cutting the route as part of proposed service changes, it’ll disproportionately impact veterans like her, getting around town or heading to the VA Portland Health Care System Vancouver Campus.
So, no more bread.
“I love them to death, but if they don’t support us vets, I’m done,” she said.
The transit agency is proposing removing Route 39 due to low ridership, and its route planners say its resources could be used to move more people along other routes.