- October 20, 2012 - 23:05
Your not missing anything, if anything your right and I agree with you.
- Mount Pearl Guy
- October 19, 2012 - 11:34
The other issue is that it's not just the time but the convenience . Some city's have neighborhood shops and grocery stores. As a student I could go to the mall on the bus ,do some shopping and get my groceries at Sobey's or other items at Walmart now you have to go these power centres. The city is not designed for Public transit, it's built for cars when it comes to services etc. Don't forget people don't just get up take the bus to work and go home, they go to the gym, get groceries and drop kids of at activities
- October 19, 2012 - 07:50
The problem I see is that the system is currently tailored to those who have few other alternatives. For the daily working stiff cummuter, the routes are far too long and circuitous with too frequent stops. When I lived in the east end, I regular road the bus to work and back in the morning as did a few of my colleagues and peers. I've moved since and the routes have changed for the worse. While not in that part of town now, I would have been forced to drive to work as a result of the changes made. Here's a thought. Stop using grossly over sized buses and have more of them running on better routes designed to move people in and out of the key working centres. And advertise! Nowadays I live in Paradise and drive down Pitts everyday ... and everyday longing for the "Powers that be" to wake up and realize that there is a real demand for public transit. I'd like nothing more that to have a bus to ride from Fowlers Road to Water Street. It's insane, actually. For every car that's on the road there's usually a sole occupant. One person, one car. One bus takes dozens of cars of the road. Less fuel burned ... less wear and tear on the roads and on the cars. Fewer cars ... fewer accidents. And people will pay to ride, given how much is saved on fuel and maintenance. What am I missing!?