ATU Canada has sponsored an audio documentary called Still Waiting for the Bus: The Unnatural Death of Prairie Intercity Transit, made in partnership with Winnipeg-based documentary producer and RankandFile.ca editor Emily Leedham.
This documentary explores the impacts of losing the Saskatchewan Transportation Company and Greyhound bus services in Western Canada. It also interrogates the claims that these intercity bus services were no longer financially feasible to operate.
The documentary is accompanied by a pledge:
We demand the establishment of a national public intercity transit service as part of a Green New Deal for social, economic and environmental justice and tangible reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.
The pledge is intended to help identify and create a network of intercity transit supporters across the Prairies. The documentary and pledge are being sent to federal candidates across Canada, but focusing on the Prairie provinces.
Find more information and sign the pledge at ATUCanada.ca.