Billions for Buses Draft Position Paper as PDF
- BILLIONS FOR BUSES: Draft position of the Bus Riders Union on the proposed Richmond/Airport/Vancouver Skytrain expansion.
The Bus Riders Union believes that the needs of the transit dependent must be at the centre of transportation planning. We are opposed to the proposed Skytrain line to the airport. The proposed Richmond/Airport/Vancouver Skytrain line won't help bus riders get to work on time, or get a seat on an over-crowded bus. It won't end the curfew imposed on transit dependent people by cuts to the night owls; it won't alleviate the economic hardship of high user fees for transit.
We propose a new vision for transportation in Greater Vancouver, a vision that prioritizes social justice for working people, people of colour and women who most rely on public transit, specifically the bus. We believe the money spent on Skytrain infrastructure should rather be directed towards putting more buses on the road. ...
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