BFAST urges supporters to speak up for transit Wednesday Oct. 18

Stand up for transit

BFAST is urging our supporters and anyone interested in the future of transit in Burlington to join the City’s “telephone town hall” this Wednesday (Oct. 18) from 7:30-8:30pm.

“Increased funding for transit” is listed by the City as one of three areas that will be emphasized during the program.

You can participate in the call-in by dialing 1-800-537-6616 at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 18.

“We need everyone to show their support for bringing Burlington’s transit spending in line with other municipalities in the greater Toronto and Hamilton area,” says BFAST Chair Doug Brown. “Chronic underfunding by the City has led to a disastrous drop in ridership and a transit service that is literally falling apart. We need a way forward to a decent transit system that will benefit everyone in our city. And now we have the chance to make that a reality.”

Mayor Rick Goldring and senior City staff will be available for questions during the telephone town hall. For further information, please see the City’s website at burlington.ca/budget.

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