DALLAS -- Waiting at a bus stop on a hot summer day is annoying enough. It's even worse when there's no place to umm...wait. That`s what led to a wheelchair-bound man being forced to wait in traffic along the service road of Highway 183 Friday.
Seeing how it’s a pretty dangerous way to pass the time NewsFix tried to catch up with the man, whose name is Darren Moon, to find out what was going on but unfortunately, Darren had to get on the bus as we arrived.
The issue is that the bus stop sits in the middle of a construction zone. So the only place to wait is on the grass. That's a minor inconvenience for most of us but it's a big deal for someone in a wheelchair who can`t even get to the grass because there's no curb ramp.
NewsFix reached out to DART to see if they`re aware of the situation and if any possible solution is in the works. A rep we spoke with says the issue is completely out of DART's hands since the property is within the jurisdiction of the city of Dallas and the contractor of the construction zone.
They also explained that if DART moved the stop out of the construction zone it would have to be moved at least a mile away and that could end up being even more of a disservice to riders.
For now, the stop will stay in the construction zone. Until something changes we wish Darren and his fellow riders all the best in staying safe out there.