Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Don’t Do That

The pompous Saskatchewan Minister of Bad Ideas, serving under the skillfully bad leadership of Premier Brad Wall, has asked people who’ve lost bus service, to just stop hitchhiking, because he doesn’t like to see it. “People have always hitchhiked, and we don’t like to see that and hopefully they’ll stop doing that,” said Hargrave. Next ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Will Mandryk Eat His Privatization Crow?

Has anyone watched Mandryk eat crow about this doozy of a column defending Wall’s last campaign yet? “NDP must get off privatization merry-go-round“ “On Tuesday, Wall emphatically said “no” to selling SaskPower, SaskEnergy, SaskTel, SGI and even STC. He reminded voters he signed the old NDP Crown Corporation Protection Act and noted his only proposed ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Wall Built A Saskatchewan You Can’t Easily Leave

Saskatchewan Blogger Tammy Robert wrote about the bad governance of Brad Wall. So Brad Wall had his Finance Minister write about the character of Tammy Robert. Meanwhile, Wall’s Government has brought about a very justified human rights complaint by a Cree woman who wants to save the lives of people she hasn’t even met. That’s ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: The Core Of the Problem Is Austerity

Then you proclaimed "Transportation Week" because “Saskatchewan’s transportation industry … is vital to the success of our economy." — John Klein (@JohnKleinRegina) June 7, 2017 "you have to ask the question; is [a bus] the core function of government?" -YouIs it transportation perhaps?Yes!#TransportationWeak — John Klein (@JohnKleinRegina) June 7, 2017 In the Saskatchewan Legislature Thursday, Premier ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Weak Transportation Week

Sent to a Saskatchewan Government employee who announced Saskatchewan Transportation Week immediately after STC bus and parcel services were closed to be sold off much later: Dear Brandy Leippi: Reading your press release citing the proclamation of this week as Saskatchewan Transportation Week, I was struck by how contradictory the Government’s messaging is in juxtaposition ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Transportation Not Meeting Demand

It’s been kind of a bad year for transportation in Saskatchewan. Aside from the potential Supercharger for Swift Current, there haven’t been many tangible bright spots for Saskatchewan. Premier Wall rejects the carbon tax plan to reduce emissions SGI says they’re not considering a rebate on Zero Emission Vehicles, as they once had 5 years ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Greyhound and RCMP Bring #StarlightTours To Manitoba

Do you remember the Starlight Tours? Now you don’t have to be drunk to experience this police mistreatment, only be a First Nations person who is unwell. A shameful story of racism out of Manitoba today. This is one of the companies the SaskParty is looking toward to offer replacement bus service due to the ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Still More Hawaiian Sights

The 3rd day of driving, we headed toward the old Dole Plantation. After climbing a hill on the freeway, the Leaf’s battery was a little depleted especially since we started off at 66% since we couldn’t charge it overnight. We aimed for a free charger at a decidedly not-free health care clinic. @CdnARS_VE4PER @astevensward3 @JoelMurrayWard6 ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: U-Pass A Roaring Success

*takes a slight bow* Success of U-Pass brings changes to Regina's transit system https://t.co/mYprbKZTwA #yqrcc — Craig Baird (@CraigBaird) February 16, 2017 Now we have to order buses. Now! .@CraigBaird If #YQRcc @CityofRegina @astevensward3 @JoelMurrayWard6 don't order buses now, won't have new ones for more riders until 2018! — John Klein (@JohnKleinRegina) February 16, 2017

cartoon life: How about a transit-run AI self-driving smart car system for #ldnont?

Hmmm, maybe a crazy idea. My retro future fantasy brain on a spree. The city transit service could run a small fleet of AI Smart, small self-driving cars. Electric. We know they’re coming. A kind of car share system managed by a transit authority. You could hire one over the phone or through an app ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: When a Gazillion Means Less Than One

@awudrick Instead of naming a gazillion, I'd enjoy one example from Canada or western USA. — Saskboy K. (@saskboy) December 1, 2015 @awudrick because it's a huge geographic area, and if it cannot work in Canada, or geographically similar western USA, why Sask? — Saskboy K. (@saskboy) December 1, 2015 I’ll update this blog post ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: If You Don’t Like Canada…

Comments from CBC story, discussing the U-Pass at the University of Regina: Corruptable writes: forcing someone to pay for a bus pass they will not use is ludicrous. she would force everyone to pay for a parking spot that only some will use… blue cheese responds: @Corruptable like getting taxed for schools when we have ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Saskatoon Lockout of Transit Workers Was Illegal

Saskatoon’s civic politicians are responsible for a City Manager who lost the City a month of transit service, at a price of over $1,000,000. Time for a firing, and maybe a few Councillors and the Mayor will lose their seats next time. Storify: Reaction online to the Saskatoon Transit lockout ruling http://t.co/K07qxGWmLN #yxe — Janet ...

Autonomy For All: The Forest On Chow’s Bus Pledge Problems

How did we let our bus fleet get into this bad a shape and why is Chow the only “major” candidate proposing anything to fix it? The Toronto Star has today published a piece finding problems in the feasibility of Olivia Chow’s promise to improve bus service if elected Mayor.  To be specific, Chow promises ...

Autonomy For All: The Forest On Chow’s Bus Pledge Problems

How did we let our bus fleet get into this bad a shape and why is Chow the only “major” candidate proposing anything to fix it? The Toronto Star has today published a piece finding problems in the feasibility of Olivia Chow’s promise to improve bus service if elected Mayor.  To be specific, Chow promises ...

Autonomy For All: The Forest On Chow’s Bus Pledge Problems

How did we let our bus fleet get into this bad a shape and why is Chow the only “major” candidate proposing anything to fix it? The Toronto Star has today published a piece finding problems in the feasibility of Olivia Chow’s promise to improve bus service if elected Mayor.  To be specific, Chow promises ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Saskatoon Shiners #exploresk

Saskatoon is a beautiful city, so don’t let these photos fool you. Every city has a few shiners here and there. “There”, in this case, is downtown. This is the Holiday Inn Supermax Prison. Don’t worry, it only looks like a prison from the outside. You can leave, unlike the more picturesque Hotel California. Here’s ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Drivers from Hill

@davidakin Unlike Mr. Mulcair, I did not intimidate the officer. Unlike Mr. Mulcair, I received a ticket. I immediately paid the ticket. Ctd— Eve Adams (@MPEveAdams) June 18, 2013 @davidakin At no time did I identify myself as a Member of Parliament and since I do not wear an MP pin, I could not have ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Transportation: Where to go, and how to get there in #YQR

– Most of my speech as heard in the video above, and posted to my Regina politics blog: I’m very pleased to have been asked to speak at Campion College about transportation issues. I got my Computer Science – co-op degree from here a decade ago, and I never imagined at the time that I’d ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Not A Lot

Not much to say tonight, except it was a busy and fulfilling weekend, with lots of community gathering, and plenty of optimism for the Spring, gardens, cycling, busing, and all sorts of improvements ahead. How very much I look forward to being able to catch buses more easily on Sundays, or just skip them by ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Regina Transit Petition

Regina Transit is planning to rearrange existing service to provide a few efficiencies. I see that more investment is needed to make significant improvements that transit riders have been requesting for well over a decade already. As Regina is growing, we’re reaching the limit our streets and parking lots can take, and it’s showing up ...

Saskboy's Abandoned Stuff: Looper Movie

I rode the bus, ended up at another mall, decided on a movie, found out it was Tuesday and only $2. Win! “Looper” [8/10] bent my brain a little, but wasn’t a time travelling classic I fear. It was trying to be complex, and although I didn’t predict the ending, I probably could have. It ...