Need a lift during the #Halifax #transitstrike? Use our interactive #rideshare map t.co #halifaxride #dartmouthrideglobalmaritimesvia twitter on Feb 1, 2012 at 9:48 PM
Quote: "The managers, the council, the mayor - they don't take the buses. If they did we'd have a much better transit system..." Ken Wilsonglobalmaritimesvia twitter on Feb 2, 2012 at 8:52 AM
Halifax transit strike - Mayor, council stand behind Metro Transit offer
Halifax's mayor and regional council members are standing behind Metro Transit's offer to unionized workers.
Mayor Peter Kelly says the municipality's negotiating team made a "strong proposal" and he wants the Amalgamated Transit Union to take it back to the transit operators.
Council met for an emergency session in the afternoon, but Kelly says the offer put on the table at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday remains the same.
Read the full story on globalmaritimes.comnick.loganFeb 2, 2012 at 7:03 PM
Taxi driver's take on strike day
This is what I'm going to be repeating all day... Not a Bad thing, We appreciate the Business, But Lets find Something Better to talk about =)
UNews.ca checks in with student about the transit strike.
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From Facebook: Not to bang on about this, but a Transit strike is _NOT_ an "inconvenience". There are thousands of people that, literally, rely on a properly functioning public transit system. From getting groceries, to getting to a doctor's appointment, to getting to work (or possibly losing wages &/or their actual job), to any number of other things.
Additionally, without public transport, there's more cars ...on the roads, literally effecting an entire city's infrastructure & possibly increasing the risk of vehicular accidents &/or cases of road-rage. And the longer it goes on, the worse it gets. Having the NSLC go on strike is an "inconvenience", having an entire city's infrastructure disrupted is _not_.
At the end of the day, Metro Transit is a public service that has nothing but contempt for the public it's supposed to serve. Metro Transit is willfully using us, the public, as pawns/hostages, knowing full well that a functioning public transit system is vital to a city's well-being. We're not 'valued customers' to MT, we're just one big bargaining chip
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I did. :)