Volume 92, Issue 70

Tuesday, February 2, 1999


OPINIONS

Clarifying the meaning of censorship

The only solution

Giving Exhibition a much better ending

Pointless football

Unnecessary grunting

South central vision

The only solution

Re: LTC solution

To the Editor:

I am writing in reference to the number of letters that have been printed pleading with the London Transit Commission to improve their service. Although I too have waited in the cold for half an hour for my bus and have also seen buses miss their scheduled stops because they are too full, I have a different solution to the problem.

Although this is certainly not a full "solution" it may help more students get to campus sooner. Rather than complain to The Gazette or even the LTC, perhaps it is time that students take the matter into their own hands. To paraphrase the late John F. Kennedy (and very loosely), ask not what the LTC can do for you, but what you can do for yourselves.

Every day, I watch as dozens of students with two or three available seats in their cars zoom by the thirty or so students waiting at the more popular bus stops. Why not stop and pick up some of these students? If enough people did this, it would relieve the pressure on the buses (which they clearly cannot effectively handle) and it would save those who caught a ride the time spent waiting for the bus.

For the drivers, it would only be a minor inconvenience and, although it sounds cheesy, it would be a great way to meet new people and further school spirit. I hope I don't sound like a cheerleader – not that there is anything wrong with that.

There is minimal concern for safety; we are all students and carpooling of this sort is common in ski towns out West. Besides if you feel uncomfortable, just politely refuse the ride.

Well, that is my take on the bus situation. Western drivers, start picking up!

Eric Freedman
Political Science IV



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