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Transit strategy needed

 

Posted: 07/12/2014 1:00 AM | Comments: 0

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Passengers board a Winnipeg Transit bus at the Osborne Street bus rapid transit station.

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Re: Music to a bus singer's ears (July 11). If Winnipeg Transit had a modern, businesslike public relations strategy whereby the public, via surveys and opinion polls, would be partners in the operation (instead of being managed by a paternalistic transit ideology), there would likely be no need for more than a handful of transit bylaws.

Shouldn't a transit system be something around which we can all rally, drawing on each other for self-policing and generating mutual respect for each other?

A public bus service under such conditions could be far more than this -- it could anchor an entire community.

City councillors and transit authorities in charge of drawing up bylaws need a real public relations strategy.

 

Ken Holt

Winnipeg

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition July 12, 2014 A16

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