Transit should heed sought-after input

If our government does not subsidize transit, what we need cannot be provided.


If our government does not subsidize transit, what we need cannot be provided. The E & N commuter train should be put into service immediately. It could carry more people without impacting the roads as mindless single drivers are doing now with their vehicles.

Stopped traffic, the commuter crawl and accidents occur every day without fail.

Why would sane people put up with this?

Buses too, carry more people, keeping many cars off the overcrowded roads.

But B.C. Transit is so bad at communicating, that excellent new bus routes fail because people don’t know about them.

Here’s a test.

If you wanted to go to Salt Spring Island without your car or bicycle, how would you get around?

Two B.C. Transit drivers and many citizens, failed this test. A community bus meets most ferries so you can hop on and get to many places and back. How many of you knew this?

I haven’t checked to see if this is still running. It may have been taken off because no one knew it was there.

Also, for the four years I was on B.C. Transit’s

Accessible Transportation Advisory Committee I urged transit to send bus info to the free newspaper that goes to every household, local library branches and recreation centres.

What a great way to get out their information and increase their ridership and help keep what they’ve got.

We give B.C. Transit our ideas often but what are they doing about them?

W. RamsayMetchosin



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