Free Bus Ride in CTS Manager's Honor

By: Lindsay Puccio
By: Lindsay Puccio

Many took advantage of a free bus ride in Charlottesville on Friday, January 28th.

It was done in honor of a former Charlottesville Transit Service Manager, Helen Poore, who died a year ago January 28th.

Co-workers of Helen Poore's say her vision and generous spirit,
guided her work at CTS for more than two decades.

"It was always about CTS, not about herself and we knew that she didn't want a place with her picture on it somewhere on this day, it would mean more to her to do something that was about the service and about her passengers so that's why we came up with this idea," said Diane Taylor.

Poore helped some of those visions, become reality. She spearheaded the idea of putting bike racks on the buses.

"She was just always on the front line, and thought outside the box, she was someone with a lot of vision," said Diane Taylor.

Poore was the first CTS manager. She devoted over 25 years of her life to CTS until she passed away from cancer one year ago today.

"Her employees didn't want this day to pass without us thinking about her and her passengers thinking about her and this is the very thing that she would say no, it's not about me, do something that the community would appreciate and so we are," said Diane Taylor.

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