January 27, 2012

Should I buy a HSR bus pass with a labour disruption looming?

I asked the City of Hamilton:

Does the City have a plan in place for purchasers of transit passes in the event of a labour disruption?

More directly, can people purchase their February pass now instead of waiting until the results of negotiations are clear.

The City responded:

The City remains hopeful that a negotiated settlement can be reached at the bargaining table today. It is too premature to speculate about what the exchange/refund policy would be in the event of a labour disruption as it would depend on the length of the disruption and other factors. We encourage HSR customers to watch local news reports and visit www.hamilton.ca for updates.

At this time, there is no reason why customers should not purchase their February pass now.