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"What do we want? More buses! When do we want them? On time!"
A group of university students organized a protest opposing Winnipeg’s proposed transit improvement budget for 2015.
"We were inspired to do this when we heard of the outrageous amount of money being used for the Rapid Transit which is only going to be used by a niche population of less than 10 per cent of us," said Mave Pioger, one of the students who is spearheading the event.
A Facebook page, titled Public Awareness Demonstration for Better Winnipeg Public Transit, has invited over 100 people but is open to anyone who wants to attend.
The protest will also raise the issues around the overall dissatisfaction of the transit service.
"Winnipeg winters are dangerously cold. We need a protocol in place for rush hour, which includes more buses to reduce the number of over-packed buses and reduces the risk of waiting outside longer than necessary," Pioger wrote on the event page.
The protest is to be held in front of City Hall, 510 Main St., from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday.