Volume 92, Issue 57

Friday, January 8, 1999

the roof is on fire


OPINIONS

Time for relief in the new millenium

Complaints department

Complaints department



Re: Small route, Jan. 8



To the Editor:
Over the past few weeks, I have begun to notice a disturbing trend that seems to be taking The Gazette by storm. It seems as though several students have confused The Gazette Opinions section with the LTC complaints department.

Apparently, many students feel the LTC is providing an inferior service and several routes are thought to be neglected as well. While I am not unsympathetic to their plight – for I, too, must brave the bus terminals during these arctic conditions – I do have a couple of suggestions for those involved in the "Better Busing Movement" (I thought that title up all by myself):

1. Solidarity. There sure seems to be a lot of in-house bickering. While everyone can agree on the fact that the LTC is lousy, finding specific reasons why have caused some tension

"You think Richmond is bad? Ha! I scoff at you, Whitehills is far worse."

"You think Whitehills is bad? Ha...," and so forth.

It seems to me you could get a lot more done if you weren't shooting down each other's points.

2. You're barking up the wrong tree. How, exactly, is whining to The Gazette about having to wait for the bus out in the rain (or the snow, insert your own horrific form of precipitation here) going to help your cause?

While The Gazette does publish a fine newspaper, they are lacking in terms of pull with the city transportation department. Consequently, complaining to the school paper ranks as only slightly more effective than crying to your mommy. If you really want to get something done, you might try contacting (gasp!) the LTC at 451-1340.

In closing, commuter brothers and sisters unite... and then go complain somewhere else.

Kyle Wasko
Social Science I


To Contact The Opinions Department:
gazette.opinions@julian.uwo.ca

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