My question for Robar would be if he and his family rely daily on Metro Transit to get to and from work, shopping, get the kids to school and sports, etc. If not he should resign and offer his job to someone who actually does. Maybe then we will finally get a bus service that serves the public and entices more people to use it. The sustainability problem is not caused by 'operators' making too much $$ [they certainly don't] but by astounding mismanagement that has gone unpunished for decades and results in a service that is so bad that it's no alternative for anyone who can afford a car
"...that would allow us to build a sustainable, reliable transit service for the future" as someone who did not grow up here and mistakes our current unreliable service for a measuring stick I find this fairly offensive. The employees may not be perfect but from what i can tell most do their best to make due with mostly outdated buses [some of these things belong in a museum!!], horrible schedules and poor working conditions. I suggest the employer is forced for a year to rely on metro transit to get around in town. Maybe then they will realize that the service needs to be dramatically improved. One first step on the way to a reliable service is treating the employees with respect....
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