The Transit Commission is having its first public meeting on February 20th and we’d like to see concerned transit riders attend. Let’s generate some buzz about this issue.
9:30 am Champlain Room
I will be there and I’ll be pushing for more ‘democratic oversight’. I don’t want the Transit Commission to be a toothless rubber-stamp that allows OC Transpo to do whatever it wants. I want the Transit Commission to show some leadership.
- I want ‘designated authority’ to be removed from OC Transpo
- I want OC Transpo mandated to consult with riders and communities before they make changes to bus routes
- I want all councillors (not just those on the commission) to have the power to approve or veto route changes that will affect their constituents
- I also want councillors to have the power to reverse changes made in September 2018 so that routes such as 11, 12 and 28 can be restored immediately. Any future changes will require consultation.
If you’re interested in OTHER commissions that might also benefit from some pro transit pressure, here’s a list: