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Special webinar: 10-Year Vision for Big Boost for BC Transit

We are collaborating with West Kootenay Transit Action for a special webinar on the benefits of a major BC investment in public transit.

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Special webinar: 10-Year Vision for Big Boost for BC Transit
Special webinar: 10-Year Vision for Big Boost for BC Transit

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Mar 01, 2024, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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About the event

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We are collaborating with West Kootenay Transit Action for a special webinar on the benefits of a major BC investment in public transit.

Economist Marc Lee from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) BC office, will lay out the plan to make public transit affordable, accessible, inclusive, carbon-zero and a great experience for users. Their new report, Connecting BC: A 10-year vision for public transit throughout BC, provides a BC-wide vision uniting local and regional transit into an integrated whole that is properly funded.

Nelson City Councillor Rik Logtenberg will offer a local response following Marc's presentation. Rik has championed major growth in rural transit and chairs the West Kootenay Transit Committee where collaborating local governments oversee transit in the Central Kootenay and the Kootenay Boundary regional districts.

“The crux of the report is how greatly expanded transit can really help people,” says Keith Wiley who is with West Kootenay Transit Action. “A province-wide coach network tied into far better local bus services will provide options for thousands of seniors, youth and others, and can save families a big chunk of their high transportation costs. It can be a great step in tackling the affordability crisis and fairness for people to get to work, to health care and to visit family.”

Marc Lee is a Senior Economist at the CCPA’s BC Office. In addition to tracking federal and provincial budgets and economic trends, Marc has published on a range of topics from poverty and inequality to globalization and international trade to public services and regulation. He is the Director of the Climate Justice Project, which looks at climate change and energy policies in BC and nationally, integrated with social justice. 

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