Posted by Phil Andrews
I'm not surprised several Guelph Transit riders were caught by surprise by the lockout Monday. (I suspect many were on Tuesday as well. So many folks are so tuned out when it comes to news - even local news.)
Many incovenienced riders who were unaware of the abrupt service disruption have expressed anger at the municipality for not communicatig word of it better. The thing is, what more could the city have done with a Sunday evening vote result timing? It blitzed media, social media and had notices placed by sunrise at many bus stops Monday.
Should riders be ashed to sign up for e-alerts about service in the future?
I was more struck at how the transit union boss seemed surprised at the immediate lock-out. Given the city's having promptly ordered a lock-out after the last contract vote-rejection, I don't see how this wasn't anticipated.