CUPE BC is concerned that a plan which would allow the Greater Vancouver regional district to take over various transportation systems could result in services been splintered and ineffective.
“Were supportive of the idea of bringing closer to home the whole transit system - with more community input,” Barry ONeill, president of CUPE BC said at a media conference.
“However, we would not like to see … a dozen different bus systems in the Lower Mainland. Thats our concern and I dont think that the public is aware that might be happening.”
ONeill called on the provincial government to pass legislation that will keep the bus system integrated.
At the media conference CUPE BC unveiled a publicity campaign recognizing the good work done by transit workers. The campaign highlights workers such as Minnie Shaw, who saw a pregnant woman in distress, called an ambulance, and comforted her until the paramedics arrived.