Bus Riders Win Back Night Owl Buses
In March, 2004, the Bus Riders Union won our campaign, Night Owl Buses: End the Curfew Now! This was a $1.5 million dollar victory for our communities. TransLink has returned Night Owl service on 12 routes cut: Vancouver routes # 6, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 22, 24, 35. Despite this victory, however, late night and early morning service is still inadequate. Night Owl routes leave large portions of the city completely unserved, particularly in the suburbs. Bus riders, especially women, need 24-hour transit seven days a week on an expanded number of routes to have guaranteed access to work. Our demand for 24-hour transit is also a demand to end transit racism that further marginalizes people of colour and Aboriginal people already faced with severe economic and social hardship.
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