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An Ask Me Anything on Transit

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?

Bring your lunch, show up on Zoom to get your questions answered on April 30th at 12:00pm. 

PANELISTS

  • Jonathan CoteChair, Mayors’ Council, TransLink and Mayor of New Westminster 
  • Heather McCainFounder/Executive Director Creating Accessible Neighborhoods
  • Tanysha KlassenChairperson, BC Federation of Students 
  • Jude Crasta - Program Manager, Moving in a Livable Region 
  • And more

When

Thursday, April 30, 2020

12:00 - 1:15 PM

Where

Zoom
A link and password to join the event will be sent to registrants via Eventbrite.

ACCESSIBILITY, TECHNOLOGY AND PRIVACY

Technology requirements

This workshop will be presented in a participatory webinar format using Zoom. To engage fully you will need:

  • A laptop, computer, or smartphone
  • A webcam
  • A microphone
  • Speakers or headphones

Protecting your privacy

To ensure that we are using Zoom in a privacy-conscious way, we are following best practices for this online event series:

  • We will only circulate the meeting link to those who are registered for the event
  • We will password protect the meeting
  • We will enable end-to-end encryption
  • We will not use attention tracking

To protect your own privacy we suggest that:

  • You use a unique email address to log into Zoom. This is so that Zoom can’t cross-reference your profile with the rest of your digital profiles under your email address.
  • We suggest you do not use your Facebook profile to log into Zoom. This is so that Zoom can’t cross-reference you with your Facebook account.
  • We remind you that whatever you say in the webinar is public and recorded, so please do not share sensitive information about yourself or others, and do not say anything you do not wish to enter the public domain.

To protect the privacy of others we ask that:

  • You do not record or photograph yourself, other participants, or the hosts during the webinar, unless permission is requested and given.

If you have any questions, concerns, or comments regarding this event’s accessibility or privacy, feel free to connect with us at psqevent@sfu.ca.

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