Recently, the LA Times published an article about a woman, Carmen Mendoza, who must use as many as 8 bus lines to transport her children to disparate schools across Los Angeles. One reader was so moved by the story that he decided to help out by giving the supercommuter her own vehicle. The donor noted how Mendoza’s experiences reflected his own rise from humble beginnings to become the owner of a growing air conditioning and refrigeration equipment business. The donor pooled funds from himself and others, delivered the used but well-maintained 2004 Kia Sedona van to Mendoza and later gave her family money to purchase a car insurance policy. This act of generosity is a far cry from what transients must now deal with thanks to Metro’s new policy of limiting the use of Union Station waiting areas to those who possess a train ticket. While no easy solutions exist for this thorny issue, Times readers were divided on how this new policy should be interpreted.