Bfast sets a date for its sixth annual meeting - it will be a Hallelujah event

News 100 blueBy Pepper Parr

March 2, 2020



The tone of things related to transit has certainly changed in Burlington.

bfast-logo-w-type-rgb-400x133Bfast, Burlington’s for Accessible, Sustainable Transit,  an organization that struggled for years to get something, anything, in the way of traction at city hall on transit.

Elections are amazing things; Burlington now has a transit friendly council and a Director of Transit who has turned that organization into one that actually wants to see more buses on the streets.

While the event is several months away Bfast has announced the sixth annual Forum on Saturday, May 9, 2020, from 9:15-11:45am at the Burlington Seniors’ Centre.

It should be a celebration of what has been achieved in a short period of time and then take a hard look at the direction the city will go in.

Bfast 2018 forum

A typical Bfast meeting.

Electric is front and centre in the minds of Bfast and city council. The issue is when and where is the money going to come from. Electric buses are expensive and the critical charging stations come in at a Million dollars each – and just one isn’t going to cut it.

Council recently held a workshop on transit and learned about what the future of electric is going to look like. Exciting times ahead for sure.

Doug Brown, Chair, BFAST Steering Committee might well levitate when he calls the meeting to order. Note the date: May 9th.

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