Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Who's Not Been Serving Us Lately? Part 6

Read Part 1, Part 2Part 3, Part 4 and Part 5
by Chris P. Bacon

In this installment of Who’s Not Been Serving Us Lately? I look at who has been serving you.  Previously, in this post and this one, ThisCrazyTrain dredged up some dirt and exposed the debacle that is Burlington station today.  One of the mainstream media followed suit with their article.  You're welcome Toronto Star.

Back in this post, I asked why Metrolinx hadn’t been pressured to operate hourly bus service between Burlington and Niagara Falls during the week, as is done on weekends.  Well, it appears Metrolinx picked up on that recommendation, because commencing with the next Board Period – August 30 – GO Transit will be operating almost-hourly buses on Route 12.  Here's the schedule.

This should "GO" a long way to alleviate those bus overflow situations, and the missed e-mail notifications that accompany them.

You’re welcome Metrolinx and residents of Niagara region, but there really is no need to thank us.  You see, with CJ as our mentor, we at ThisCrazyTrain pride ourselves with making your commuting experience better.  It’s our mission to serve you, and we do it pro bono.  That’s right, we work for free.  You won’t find our names anywhere on a SunshineList.  I’d like to thank CJ for allowing me to contribute – in a small way – to "The Cause".

Stay tuned for upcoming articles, including a long overdue exposé of St. Catharines, and who’s not been serving us there.  And remember folks, stay classy, and keep your feet on the floor

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It's taken this long for them to make M-F hourly-ish!
The email that they spammed out stated "we listened" & "help better serve those that start at 9am"
God forbid you have to work in Niagara or St Catharines, first bus during the week might get you there at 9am and as for weekend service, make that 10am.
GO/Metrolinx still believe everyone works on Toronto, even those is Niagara!
Going back to "We listened",
If they had listened and actually took the time to visit Niagara. They would quickly see that the last bus out of Niagara is at a very early time of... 21.35. Wow.
Don't plan an evening out in Niagara!

Sol. T. Knuts