BY WILL STAHL
For the first time in twenty years I was about to ride a Valley Transit bus. Not long after moving here, when my kids were young, we rode the bus from our house in Neenah to the Fox River Mall. We had to transfer through downtown Appleton, and the ride seemed long. Though it was novel and we enjoyed the day, we never did it again.
This day I was riding to an appointment to talk with Valley Transit’s general manager, and it seemed appropriate to arrive by bus. I had studied the schedule available on-line and knew which buses I needed to catch to arrive at the Valley Transit offices. When the bus with the correct number arrived at the downtown Neenah bus shelter, the door opened and I tried to enter.