Busing is better

Busing is better Open letter to Whitehorse mayor and council, I write to thank the mayor and council of the City of Whitehorse as well as the staff at Whitehorse Transit for making decisions that have resulted in a more convenient transit system. I was

Open letter to Whitehorse mayor and council,

I write to thank the mayor and council of the City of Whitehorse as well as the staff at Whitehorse Transit for making decisions that have resulted in a more convenient transit system.

I was unable to take advantage of this service in the past because there was no evening service. With the adoption of the new loop route system and the expansion of the system to include evening service, I have been able to take the bus to work several times a week.

I began by riding the bus two days a week and have found it so convenient that I now ride four and sometimes five days a week. Mayor Dan Curtis, city councillors and Whitehorse Transit staff, our transit system is enjoyable and it works!

In the months that I have been riding the bus I have observed ridership increasing. As more people use the system, it becomes more cost effective to offer expanded service and increase service loops.

We all have an opportunity and a challenge to tackle increasing costs of traffic and parking congestion while at the same time decreasing greenhouse gas emissions. I invite everyone to step up to the challenge: try out this fabulous service, buy tickets and passes for friends, family and employees for Christmas and let’s see what kind of positive change we can all bring about together by riding the bus.

Jim Tredger

MLA for Mayo-Tatchun

Yukon NDP Official Opposition

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