Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Talking Transit on CFMU

Having moved to Ontario’s beautiful South Coast more than 2 ½ years ago I’ve lost touch with the comings and goings of Burlington Transit and that crazy gang that’s running it.

I guess I’m the worse for that.

I can keep up to date however and learn about things like the 8% drop in ridership by listening to CFMU’s Unusual Sources.

That Wednesday afternoon show regularly features public transit.  Today is one of those days.

Listen from 5:00 to 6:00 pm today on  CFMU at 93.3fm, channel 288 on Cogeco, or on the internet at

Hosts Doug Brown and James Smith are talking today with transit activist Don McLean, always an excellent and informed guest.  Don will talk about Hamilton City Council’s removal of the bus only lane on King Street, and Environment Hamilton's "Throw Your Councillor on the Bus" challenge.  Your blogger wonders if this challenge should be renamed Ten Excuses Why I Your Elected Representative Just Can’t Take the Bus during this Term of Council.  It is a kind of the dog ate my homework thing.  But I digress.

Also to be discussed on the show today are the transit budgets in Hamilton and Burlington and Burlington's "Transit Users Forum" coming up on March 28.

It is interesting that the Burlington for Accessible Sustainable Transit group (BFast) is also issuing a challenge to Burlington city council to ride the buses. You can find out more at

A good catch up of what is going on in that transit challenged community can be found in Doug Brown’s recent presentation to city councillors at

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