Where Did All the Buses Go?

2020, Cities, Series Distant Not Disengaged

Bring questions and get answers! 

Transit connects over 1.6 million people in BC and even during this time it continues to support more than 75,000 people who rely on transit to maintain COVID-19 essential services. But the future of public transit is uncertain, since April 22nd transit cuts have reduced service on buses and skytrains by 20-40%. Students, commuters, people with disabilities, families and seniors depend on transit for their daily mobility, but the service they depend on is at risk. 

You’ve seen the headlines, this is your chance to get answers to your questions.  Share your questions with other attendees and get answers from our panel of Transit and mobility experts.

  • How threatened, really, is our transit system? What does running out of money look like for transit riders next week or a year from now?
  • What about bus drivers and their jobs? Are they safe? How’s morale?
  • Isn’t the federal government just going to swoop in and save it? Why wouldn’t they?
  • What can I do to help?
Thu, 30 Apr 2020

12:00 - 1:15 p.m. (PT)

Online Event

Distant, Not Disengaged

Distant, Not Disengaged was created as an experimental and innovative online event series to illuminate the urgent issues and opportunities arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. The series was a collaboration between SFU Public Square, the SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue and community partner CityHive.

Watch the Series Recap


Jonathan Cote - Chair, Mayors’ Council, TransLink and Mayor of New Westminster

Heather McCain - Founder/Executive Director Creating Accessible Neighborhoods

Tanysha Klassen - Chairperson, BC Federation of Students

Jude Crasta - Program Manager, Moving in a Livable Region

Further Reading

Distant, Not Disengaged Final Report

Learn about the series’ impact on community connection and dialogue in this report featuring testimonials, media highlights, supporting resources and more.


Distant, Not Disengaged Events