Ride the Free Bus. Meet a Buddy!

Ride the Free Bus. Meet a Buddy!

Thursday, October 17, 2019: Marsha Sue Lustig

Marsha-Sue-Lustig.jpgRetired city planner with a hiking addiction, Marsha Sue will walk nearly anywhere and is always thinking about how humans live and interconnect. A firm believer that the need for a car is the surest path to poverty for many Americans, she dreams that our local bus can become a reliable and important part of our community. Marsha Sue has served on Sebastopol’s Planning Commission, as well as a stint on the Palm Drive Health Care District’s Board. She has two grown children. She and her partner, a former council member, are caring for three aged cats and their fun-loving dog, Kashi. Her current focus is our local Gravenstein Health Action chapter. Feel free to ask her what that is!

About the Bus Buddies Program:

The City of Sebastopol’s “Bus Buddies” program returns for a second time this year!

Each Thursday morning, September 5 through the month of October, riders of the free Local Shuttle #24 will have a chance to meet a local community leader.  This is the perfect opportunity for new riders to try out the shuttle and for seasoned riders to meet a new friendly face. Click here for more information. 

Bus Buddies Schedule

Subject to update, the community leaders participating in the Bus Buddies program include:


Sept. 5: Councilmember Sarah Gurney and Michele Linfante

Sept. 12: Mayor Neysa Hinton

Sept. 19: Councilmember Una Glass

Sept. 26: Vice Mayor Patrick Slayter



Oct. 3: Cordelia Hurst from the Sebastopol Community Cultural Center and Linda Collins from the Chamber of Commerce

Oct. 10: Diana Rich, former Executive Director of the Sebastopol Community Cultural Center

Oct. 17: Marsha Sue Lustig, Sebastopol Walks

Oct. 24: To Be Determined

Oct. 31: Linda Civitello, Scotty King and other Senior Center Staff [in costume]