The Future of HandyDART – Public Forum: The Crisis of Isolation

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Saturday May 24, 2014 – 11am to 1pm

Surrey City Centre Library, 10350 University Drive Surrey
(350m / 5min from Surrey Centre SkyTrain Station & Bus Loop)

The provincial government has reneged on their promise to fund transit improvements including HandyDART. As a result people with disabilities and seniors were denied HandyDART service over 42,000 times last year, an eight-fold increase in only four years. Service quality has also deteriorated, with riders routinely forced to wait for hours.

Join us for an open discussion of the need to increase HandyDART service, and the opportunity presented by the transit funding referendum scheduled for June 2015. The referendum likely won’t pass unless it meets the needs of an aging population, including funding for better HandyDART service.

Everyone benefits from better transit, including our growing population of older seniors and people with disabilities. It is time to make major investments in transit including HandyDART, to make Metro Vancouver a livable and age friendly region. It is time to get organized!

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Organized by the HandyDART Riders’ Alliance and Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1724.                         

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05 May 2014