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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Yet another one for the metro transit

Posted on Sat, Aug 29, 2009 at 10:13 AM

I love the hipocrisy of the public transit system in this city. Not only do most of the busses, idling for fifteen minutes or more, have "Don't idle" ads on them, as other people have said.

But, the main complaint here is that it's 2.25 (Old news, I know), to ride the bus. Which doesn't sound that expensive until you consider the huge amount of people that actually take it. And how often they do. Until you consider the fact that it is cheaper to buy a bus pass, for 70 dollars a month and, get ready for it SIXTY-FOUR if you're a student. (Big savings there, all you university goers. I know you're not starving or anything).

Cheaper. Yeah, to buy a 70 dollar bus pass a month. That's nearly 1000 dollars a year not including tax. I don't know many people who can easily afford that.

Bus tickets aren't much better. (In fact, they might be worse). Almost 40 dollars for a sheet of 20. For anyone that has to bus out, and then home, that's good for about 10 days. Less if you have to take more than one bus, and your transfer doesn't stretch for that amount of time. Calculate that one.

What is the point of making the public transport system so inaccessible to the public? Not only that, but they still don't have a bus from Bedford to Beechville, Lakeside, Timberlea. Considering the huge amount of people that take that bus... something's wrong there. Try making it to work in one place, or the other on time everyday when you have to take (generally) three busses. Now try to get to work on that, and be on time, every day.

--- K.M.

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