AS bus service in the Fraser Valley came to a halt on Thursday morning, MLA Trevor Halford, BC Liberal Critic for Transit, called on the NDP government to take decisive action to bring an end to the strike.
“The Fraser Valley is a disaster zone today for commuters as bus services in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Hope, Mission and the Fraser Valley have come to a complete stop,” said Halford. “The strike is causing frustration and anger for those who rely on transit to get to school, to work, or to their medical appointments.”
BC Transit service will be halted until the end of the day Saturday in Abbotsford, Agassiz-Harrison, Chilliwack, Hope, and Mission. The Fraser Valley Express, which runs between Lougheed SkyTrain station in Burnaby to Abbotsford and Chilliwack, will also cease to operate.
“Last year the NDP failed to help people during the Sea to Sky transit strike, the longest strike in B.C.’s history, and now it’s failing people in the Fraser Valley,” added Halford. “It’s unacceptable that this government sits idly by while people are stranded. The NDP government needs to get to work to ensure the strike is resolved and get buses back on the road.”