NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association urge the Province of Alberta to provide guaranteed transportation legislation for all residents in rural communities in Alberta who require this service.
WHEREAS all residents in Alberta should have access to affordable transportation;
WHEREAS deregulation of the private transportation industry by the Provincial Government has allowed private companies to discontinue bus routes to rural communities;
WHEREAS these private transportation companies are the most important transportation tools for low income residents; and
WHEREAS municipalities do not have the means to subsidize the transportation needs of its low income residents to travel to larger centre’s.