MVA builds strong relationships among different, diverse, groups in our community by bringing people together to connect with their neighbours and fellow citizens – this is one of our core principles.
Over the past few weeks members of the public have been getting together at Transit Forums organized by Metro Vancouver Alliance and talking to us – and to each other – about transit in the Lower Mainland.
We asked people to share their transit stories and experiences – good or bad – and talk about how improvements to our transit and transportation system will affect them.
We found that improved transit is important to people for a wide range of reasons. Here are a few comments and stories from people in the Lower Mainland …Read more
Mark Friesen, one of our members from SFU, shared this video with us.
He'd like to challenge other MVA members to record a video of why you'll be voting YES in the upcoming referendum. After you've done that, challenge three friends or colleagues to do the same! Post a link here or email it us at firstname.lastname@example.org - also be sure to share them on social media using the #CutCongestion hashtag.
Bet Tuason of Vancouver says overcrowded buses often roar by.
“Us in the disabled community we have very little options. Take the bus? It’s not really an option because they keep passing us! Most buses now are full and every time we miss a bus, our waiting period is now, not just 15 minutes, it goes up to an hour, and then an hour and a half.”
Craig Langstone of Burnaby says the alternative is the HandyDart service. He says he often waits hours to get picked up.
“It’s not good use of my time waiting around for transit to get picked up, especially around the winter months.”