Petition Against Transit Cuts
A Glace Bay man has put together a petition to oppose planned cuts to Transit Cape Breton. Bill Davies says he’s collected eight pages of signatures and plans to drop off the document at Mayor Cecil Clarke’s office today. This spring, Council approved a plan to cut the transit budget by a third to save about 300-thousand dollars a year. Davies says the routes destined for the chopping block include the Steele’s Hill and New Aberdeen run to the Glace Bay Hospital where he volunteers. He adds he and many others who depend on the bus will be stranded without it. Meanwhile, Glace Bay councillor George MacDonald says the cuts to transit have been postponed until the New Year and adds efforts are now underway to find some way around them. MacDonald says Glace Bay MLA and Transportation Minister Geoff MacLellan told him more money might be coming from the province to help out with the transit.