What: A public dialogue on transit for an accessible and age friendly region, regardless of the outcome of the transit referendum.
When: Saturday April 18, 11 am to 1pm
Where: Ridge Meadows Seniors Society: 12150 – 224th Street Maple Ridge
Who: Maple Ridge Councillors Gordy Robson (No) & Craig Speirs (Yes), HandyDART Riders Alliance members and supporters, Selina Robinson MLA and Dr. Doug Bing MLA.
Why: 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.
“There will be a 30% increase in HandyDART service with a Yes vote,” says Beth McKellar, HandyDART Riders’ Alliance spokesperson. “But what happens to HandyDART if the No side wins?”
For more information please contact:
Beth McKellar – HandyDART Riders’ Alliance Co-coordinator 604 444 9289
Craig Langston – HandyDART Riders’ Alliance board member 604 614 4423
Bob Chitrenky, President ATU Local 1724 778 229 2679
Organized by: HandyDART Riders’ Alliance & ATU Local 1724
HandyDART Riders’ Alliance www.handydartriders.ca
Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1724 www.atu1724.com