Re: Shuttle stays put, Burnaby NOW, March 1.
I would like to thank TransLink for formally committing to retaining the C1 and C2 bus routes.
These routes are critical, especially for seniors and others who rely on transit for direct access to the services they need on a daily basis in addition to the vibrant shopping existing Burnaby Heights.
It is encouraging to see TransLink taking the time to really listen to our community.
Many local residents told me they were concerned about the loss of these TransLink routes.
As your paper reported, the most vocal were from Seton Villa where residents rely on these buses to get them to the Heights where some have been shopping for close to 30 years.
It is important for everyone who regularly uses these buses to know that it was this dedicated group of North Burnaby seniors who championed this issue and ultimately saved the bus routes.
Please thank these seniors the next time you travel on the bus. They are the reason it is still running.
Kennedy Stewart, Burnaby-Douglas MP