Like a lot of people in the Snoqualmie Valley, David Egan takes his dog, Bernie, everywhere with him. For Egan, it’s not just nice to have the mellow Golden Retriever at his side, it’s necessary. Egan is blind and relies on the guide dog for his own safety. In the same way, he relies on public transportation to get him to medical appointments, to his gym, and to his volunteer work, and says everyone should be able to use the service.
“It should just be a given. Every single person should have that,” the Ames Lake man said.