I just recently saw a big sign at the 51 bus stop crowing that you had added 14% more buses on that line at peak hours. Wow. Impressive. Though as a user of the 51 bus (the last leg of the annoying journey home) I haven't noticed a bit of difference.
Nevertheless, I now know where all those mythical extra buses come from!!!
Obviously from the #90 bus line where I waited in the driving rain for over 20 minutes for those four buses which, according to the schedule posted right there at the bus stop, should have come pootling by every five minutes or so at rush hour.
They didn't. I suppose they were busy ferrying commuters on the 51 line.
Finally, a bus did come. Jam packed of course. Sardines have more space in their oily little cans than we did in that bus.
That poor bus driver. It wasn't his fault and yet he had to endure the ill humour of edgy, obnoxious people. The lady in front of me pretty much shook her umbrella out on him. Nasty bitch deserved to be slapped. Instead he was nice and simply rolled his eyes. Me? I would've punched her out and sent you the hospital bill.
Over and over again from the STM we hear: "Take the bus! It's a great alternative to being stuck in traffic!"
Newsflash guys! You want people to take the bus? Well then provide commuters with a minium of service first. Why on earth would anyone want to take the fucking bus knowing they'll be stuck waiting 20 odd minutes for a bus that should be passing by every five minutes. It's obvious why people always look pissed of on public transit in Montreal. Because they are.
How about you save yourselves a lot of money (and perhaps upgrade service with it) and stop printing schedules you don't stick to, giving people hope that yes, the bus is coming. Eventually. Maybe. If we're lucky. 'Cause it says so right there, see? right there!! Just do the right thing and extinguish all hope from the get go. Seriously. Please.
Really why would anyone voluntarily take the bus in Montreal? WHY?!?!?!
You really really make me want to buy a car. The expense would almost be worth it.
Société de transport métropolitaine, the Montreal transport authority.