For Immediate Release

19 September 2013

In light of recent changes with Translink and their effect on working people in Vancouver, the Coalition of Progressive Electors (COPE) is hosting a public ‘working lunch’ on the affordability and sustainability of transportation in Vancouver. It will take place this Sunday, September 22nd at 12:30pm at the Russian Hall in Strathcona.

COPE’s Tim Louis said: “We’ve been out talking with people and you wouldn’t be surprised what they are saying: there’s not enough buses, the transit system is too expensive, and we need to cut Translink’s CEO salaries.”

Topics to be discussed include the upcoming transit referendum, sustainable solutions for the Broadway Corridor, and municipal solutions to transit unaffordability. Lunch will be provided.

For information contact:
Sean Antrim
604-600-2731
sean@cope.bc.ca

What: The Future of Public Transit: from Fare-gates to Universal Access
When: Sunday, September 22nd, 12:30pm
Where: The Russian Hall (600 Campbell Street)
Cost: Free, food to be provided.

Speakers:

Sustainable transit on the Broadway Corridor
• Kathryn Mandell – researcher in the UBC Design Centre for Sustainability.
• Patrick Condon – Chair, Urban Design, and Professor, Landscape Architecture at UBC SALA

Universal access to transit
• Karen Fung – Transit researcher for COPE and host of the blog translinked.com

Upcoming referendum on transportation funding in Metro Vancouver
• Eric Doherty – GetOnBoardBC coalition

COPE to host forum on Vancouver's unaffordable transit