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Bendy buses do not an efficient transit authority make (Big-city feel to bendy bus, Jan. 14).

Our transit organizers would have us believe the Blue Bombers home-opener fiasco -- at least where public transportation was concerned -- was due to the absence of such buses.

Wrong: The reason for the organized chaos on that day was the same reason as that which consistently plagues the entire transit operation -- namely, the absence of a public-relations strategy.

Until those who pay are given a say, we will never see in this town a welcome, suitable transport option, no matter how many millions of tax dollars are sunk into upgrading the system.

KEN HOLT

Winnipeg

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition January 16, 2014 A12

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