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I'm in HRM somewhere...try and locate me.
Cutting any ferry service IMO is a bad idea. There's being financially viable, and then there's stupid.
And I will say this again TJ because I once was a part of that minority, get on your student union to put it to a vote. Yeah, it stinks, but I can tell you from my time driving buses that the amount of NSCC students who take the bus post-UPass is quite a bit more than when it wasn't there. I don't have official numbers, but trust me, it had an effect.
I'll be honest, even if it costs remaining students a bit more, an opt-out clause like they have for the health plan would be awesome for those students living where the bus was not an option, but the trickle-down benefit still remains.
Bringing your concerns to the staff sergeant was a good move, however, trying to overdrive your abilities and/or your car was not. The option to sit and wait was there, and so you'd be wasting your money and mine on a lawsuit. I wasn't there so I'll reserve comment on the reactions, but in life TJ, patience always pays off.
Wrong Parks GV.
When I went to Dal, I voted against the UPass because I lived in the sticks at the time where there was no bus service. The majority wanted it so it stuck.
If you want an opt-out clause in the UPass contract, get on your student union to put it to a vote. But, I will say this. The reason the rate is so discounted is because of the bulk purchasing power, and all that money NSCC provided through the UPass did get 60s and 63s to run more frequently. Plus, because more students take the bus due to this rate, you get more parking options and less traffic hassle for your car ride. You benefit from your $160 that way but if you still don't like it, reread the first sentence in this paragraph.
BTW, the union didn't have a say in this policy (though they do benefit from it), so please leave them out of it. It was negotiated between MT and the Student Unions
I looked into this, and there is an explanation. The 8:50 link bus also leaves at 7:40, giving it 70 minutes to do the round trip. 9:00 trip also leaves at 8:00, only giving it 60 minutes to do the round trip in similar traffic. By the time the next bus comes along, traffic has lessened and it's back on track. That's likely why the 9:00 bus is always late.
I'm with More, take the 8:50 bus instead.
I may not have kids, but I've seen many moms and daycare groups bring toddlers on the bus minus strollers and do just fine. It's not rocket science, it's proactively (yes, as in ahead of time) teaching the youngins proper bus etiquette and having them walk around a bit that will free them from the strollers. If you need a stroller, that's fine, but be mindful that you're not the only ones on the bus.
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