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Thursday, June 07, 2007

Help the Bus Rider's Union Stop the Fare Increase

On June 27th, TransLink directors will vote on the 2008 fare increase. If they are successful, fares will go up by at least 25 cents and monthly passes will go up by at least $4. We keep paying more, but the bus system actually is getting worse as overcrowding, long waits and pass-ups continue. While the crisis is clear, TransLink still pours billions into privatized rail projects like the Canada Line instead of buying more buses.

Meanwhile, skyrocketing rents, starvation-level welfare rates and a $6 training wage have left thousands of families struggling to survive in BC. Another fare increase would be a direct attack on our ability to feed and clothe our families. Our wages aren't going up – why are bus fares?

The only way we can stop this fare increase is by educating, organizing and mobilizing our communities to fight for our right to an affordable and reliable transit system!


Get involved in our campaign to stop the fare increase!
Here's how:

Spread the Word about the Proposed Fare Increase!

BRU Leafleting sessions:

Thursday, June 7th 6pm-8pm at Broadway and commercial

Sunday, June 17th 10am-3pm on Commercial Drive (between 1st & Venables)

Street Theatre with the BRU Culture Crew

Interested in helping out with props or doing popular education on the streets? Our street theatre this time around will focus on the experiences of bus riders around high fares and poor bus service. Join the BRU Culture Crew on Sunday, June 17th from 10am-3pm at the Commercial Drive festival!


For any of these events, contact us at 604 215 2775 or busridersunion@gmail.com to let us know you're coming!

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Bus Riders Union
672 East Broadway St.
Vancouver BC
V5T 1X6
http://bru.vcn.bc.ca/
604-215-2775

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