Running gauntlet in a mini-bus

PUBLISHED : Monday, 28 June, 1993, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 28 June, 1993, 12:00am

I AM prompted to write in response to yet another ill-advised and biased anonymous contributor to your columns. I refer, of course, to the letter headed ''Where are travel studies?'' (South China Morning Post, June 23), which related to ''privileged civilservants'' being able to take a green mini-bus into Central from Mount Butler.

What twaddle! I thought people only bickered about civil servants' transport perks when they saw AM cars being used to pick them up at their quarters. Now we have to run the gauntlet because we, along with a variety of other non-government personnel, are allowed to travel by mini-bus.

Also, what ''Name and Address Supplied'' may not be aware of, there are Government blocks in Moorsom Road and Tai Hang Road. If the Transport Department is favouring government servants, it has forgotten all of those who live there.

Don't get me wrong, I don't disagree that a mini-bus service should be provided into Central for Moorsom Road residents. Likewise, I think there should be a service into Causeway Bay for Mount Butler/Jardine's Lookout residents. I bet it never crossed your correspondent's mind that there might be Mount Butler residents who work or want to travel to Causeway Bay.

The Government has obviously conspired to have their Causeway Bay workforce housed in the Moorsom Road area and those from Central offices, in Mount Butler. By the way, I work at Stanley, my husband works in Western and we travel to work on a combinationof mini-bus, ferry, MTR, CMB and KMB. That's a bit unfair isn't it? D. DAVEY Jardine's Lookout