Join us for a public dialogue on creating an accessible and age friendly region. Municipal politicians and other representatives from Yes and No sides have been invited to participate. [Update Maple Ridge Councillors Gordy Robson (No) & Craig Speirs (Yes) have agreed to participate, and Selina Robinson MLA will attend as well.] [Update 2 – Dr. Doug Bing MLA has also confirmed]
• Why vote Yes? Why vote No?
• Is better public transit, including more HandyDART, needed in Maple Ridge?
• What will people on Yes and No sides do to create a better transportation system, win or lose?
• Make your views known, and find out more about the Mayors’ Transit Plan.
Join us for a discussion that goes beyond what to mark on your ballot. Find out why some Maple Ridge councillors are voting Yes, and others No. Many of us have already voted, and now it is time to talk about what is needed to create an accessible and age friendly region.
HandyDART service hours have been frozen since 2009, and as a result trip denials went up over 600% before the contractor changed procedures to disguise the crisis. Service quality has also deteriorated, with riders routinely forced to wait for hours. The Mayors’ Council Plan includes a 30% increase in HandyDART service with a Yes vote – but what happens to HandyDART if the No side wins?
It is not too late to register and get a ballot, and we need your involvement regardless of the outcome of the transit referendum! Find out more at our public dialogue.
Download and print a poster HandyDART Maple Ridge Dialogue Poster
Organized by: HandyDART Riders’ Alliance & ATU Local 1724
Contact: Steve 604 619 6480 Beth 604 444 9289