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Media: Public transit promotional campaign

Quebec – Until the end of February, the advocacy group Transport 2000 invites everyone to try out public transit, as part of the campaign Moi, je ne modère pas mes transports(“When it comes to transportation, I don’t discriminate”).

The campaign urges people to try public transport in their respective regions. According to Normand Parisien, spokesperson for Transport 2000, members of the public must discover the mass-transit services available to them so that they know what alternatives there are to automobile travel, whenever possible: “A lot of people just aren’t aware of what public-transit options are available where they live,” he says. “We’re asking them to try out the mass-transit services near them, so they know that other possibilities exist.”

Visit the Transport 2000 website and take the time to enter the Moi, je ne modère pas mes transports contest. You could win a Montreal–Vancouver return trip for two by train worth $10,000!

Lastly, be sure to consult the organization’s 2013 user’s guide, Se déplacer autrement, which provides information on every public transit system in the province.

Happy reading!

Source: CAAQuebec

Media: Public transit takes center stage in debate over carrying concealed weapons

Chicago– A federal court reinforced its opinion on Friday that Illinois must adopt a new law allowing citizens to carry concealed weapons.

That leaves lawmakers wondering if passengers on trains and buses could start carrying guns. At a legislative hearing in Chicago on Friday, some public officials said they don’t want guns in churches or government buildings. Several mass transit agencies said they also don’t want guns on buses or trains.

Ron Holt agrees. He’s the father of Blair Holt, a teenager who was shot and killed on a Chicago bus a few years ago. Holt said he’s frequently asked what if another passenger had had a gun. Continue reading