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Sun Editorials: Prescription without Medicine

The Sun lead editorial today:

Transit will be funded regardless of vote results

Gregor Robertson said last week that Greater Vancouver could miss out on federal help from a new, $1-billion-ayear transportation infrastructure fund if people vote No in the transit plebiscite.

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Translink strike action deferred as Minister suspends bus and rail service cuts

Three-month process agreed with Department to review compensating efficiencies across Translink, NITHCo and DRD

May 1st: Unite Regional Officer with responsibility for public transport, Davy McMurray, has confirmed that the Translink senior representatives have voted to defer strike action scheduled to commence on May 6th after a commitment by Department of Regional Development (DRD) Minister Danny Kennedy to place a hold on planned cuts to frontline bus and rail services. 191 more words

Press Releases

Burnaby resident praises bus driver for helping intoxicated girl

VANCOUVER – Burnaby resident Sashene Cooper is praising her bus driver for what she says was an act of compassion and kindness.

Cooper was on the 101 bus near the Burnaby-New Westminster border with her two daughters on Saturday evening when she noticed a girl talking on her phone. 272 more words

News

NI Executive has the power to protect our public transport services.

Union raise need for additional £6 million to protect bus and rail services with First Minister and deputy First Minister at Stormont Castle

May 6th 24 hour strike action by Unite members in defence of our public transport… 284 more words

Press Releases

Voting in transit plebiscite reaches halfway point with 22% of ballots screened

VANCOUVER – Voting in the transit plebiscite has reached the halfway point, with voters deciding whether to support a 0.5 per cent congestion improvement tax. 160 more words

News

Transit in the Bay Area: All the problems we have solved

From sfgate:

‘Seamless’ Bay Area transit system proposed to attract new riders

Monday, March 30, 2015

The Bay Area’s tangle of public transportation operators is proving to be an obstacle to getting more people to take or try transit, concludes a study to be released Tuesday. 423 more words

Transportation

Gavin McGarrigle: Vote Yes so you will spend less time stuck in traffic

Metro Vancouver residents have received their ballots for the transit and transportation plebiscite. But with just 15 per cent of those ballots returned to Elections B.C. 748 more words

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