Transit Union officials to come to Brandon next week

05.03.2018 15:45
By: Matthew Higgs

Talking to council and administration about transit cuts

Brandon, MB (CKLQ) - The Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1505 visit to Brandon has been delayed by bad weather, but the group still plans on coming to the Wheat City to talk to city officials about Brandon Transit cuts next week.

President Aleem Chaudhary says they will be speaking to City Council and administration in to hopes raise awareness of how the cuts will affect both residents and employees.

"The cuts are going to bring a lot of hardships for a lot of people out there, so we just want to bring it to their attention." said Chaudhary.

Brandon, one of the three cities with transit service in Manitoba, eliminated two hours of bus service on Sundays and shut down service on statutory holidays after the province cut back transit funding.

Chaudhary says it's not exactly the municipalities' fault that the cuts had to happen, but he hopes they will encourage change by contacting local provincial politicians.

He hopes residents will let lawmakers know about the inconvenience the change will have on their lives.

The changes to Brandon Transit services will officially go into effect on March 30.