VANCOUVER, Sept. 25 /CNW/ - Representatives of the Canadian Federation of
Students will launch a new campaign to bring attention to the poor level of
public transit service throughout British Columbia. We Ride: Student Action
for Public Transit will focus on gathering transit rides "stories" to document
the problems students face when relying on public transit.
WHAT: We Ride: Student Action for Public Transit Campaign launch
featuring speeches from the Federation's BC Chairperson Shamus
Reid and media availability with student transit riders.
Students will distribute buttons, stickers, leaflets and gather
signatures on petition
WHEN: 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, September 26, 2007
WHERE: Broadway and Commercial Skytrain Station
WHO: Students transit users from BC colleges, universities and
WHY: The campaign will draw attention to students' frustrations of
being late for class and work as a result of infrequent
service, stop-and-go bus routes, and overcrowded transit
vehicles. The campaign demands and tactics will be announced at
the press conference.
For further information:
For further information: Summer McFadyen, BC Organiser, office: (604)
733-1880; Canadian Federation of Students, cell: (604) 728-7744, email: