Monthly Archives: June 2014

Mobilizing to Increase HandyDART Service! Public Forum Sat. July 26

Saturday July 26, 2014 12:30 – 2:30 pmForum Poster Final

New Westminster Public Library
716-6th Avenue New Westminster, BC

The Mayors of Metro Vancouver have proposed increasing HandyDART service hours 30% over 10 years. But their proposal needs approval from Premier Christy Clark, and to pass in the transit funding referendum she has imposed.

Come and learn about how you can get involved in campaigning for better HandyDART service! (more…)

30 Jun 2014

Media Release: HandyDART Riders will Campaign for Mayors’ Transit Plan in Referendum

MEDIA RELEASE

HandyDART Riders will Campaign for Mayors’ Transit Plan in Referendum: Thirty percent over 10-years inadequate after 5-year freeze, but riders group will support as a good first step.

 

For immediate release – Friday June 13, 2014

 

“After five years of neglect we desperately need more HandyDART vans on the road” says HandyDART Riders’ Alliance spokesperson Elizabeth McKellar. “What the mayors are proposing is not enough, but it is good enough for us to step up and campaign for the yes side if the province approves taking the proposal to referendum.”

 

The Mayors Council proposal is for a 30% increase in HandyDART service hours over 10 years. This translates to about 2.7% per year compounded.

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14 Jun 2014