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February 1, 2023

The Honourable Scott Moe
Premier of Saskatchewan
226 Legislative Building
Regina, SK  S4S 0B3


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Saskatoon’s transit union is signalling a growing concern with the public transit system.

Amalgamated Transit Union Local 615 president Darcy Pederson said on any given day, there can be anywhere from a few route service cancellations to dozens of them.

That has been going on for the last few months, something he said he has never seen or experienced before.

“I believe that it’s due to lack of preventative maintenance on the buses and getting the parts in for the buses that need to be fixed,” he said.

The union representing Saskatoon Transit workers is criticizing the service’s management in light of frequent disruptions this winter.

“Transit has become completely unreliable,” wrote a spokesperson for Amalgamated Transit Union Local 615 in a media release issued on Tuesday.

Late last month, Saskatoon Transit director James McDonald told city council that a spate of route cancellations during the coldest months of the year were due to a backlog of buses needing repairs, coupled with a shortage of parts.

Widespread cancellations and disruptions with Saskatoon Transit are a result of poor maintenance and a lack of investment, according to the head of Canada’s largest transit union.

The city bus service has become completely unreliable, according to Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Canada national president John Di Nino. On some days, there are dozens of cancellations.