Thanks for in­for­ma­tion that pro­motes tran­sit users’ safety

The Province - - EDITORIAL -

Re: UBC stu­dent se­ri­ously in­jured in al­leged at­tack by a group of youths on Van­cou­ver bus

Thank you for print­ing the in­valu­able in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing dis­creetly tex­ting Metro Van­cou­ver Tran­sit Po­lice (MVTP) at 87-77-77 “if a tran­sit user comes across a sit­u­a­tion that makes them feel un­com­fort­able or out of the or­di­nary.”

A young man who stepped in to help a young lady at Ed­monds SkyTrain Sta­tion was fa­tally stabbed.

When­ever the op­por­tu­nity arises, I share the 87-77-77 op­tion and sug­gest peo­ple put it in their cell­phone con­tacts.

I have con­tacted Metro Van­cou­ver Tran­sit Po­lice via their text op­tion with a quick re­ply.

Any­one tex­ting 87-77-77 can do so with­out oth­ers in the area know­ing po­lice are be­ing con­tacted, as for all they know you could be con­tact­ing some­one re­gard­ing what time you will be ar­riv­ing at your des­ti­na­tion.

Again, thank you for shar­ing the valu­able in­for­ma­tion about tex­ting 87-77-77 to con­tact Metro Van­cou­ver Tran­sit Po­lice.

I am con­fi­dent that by do­ing so you have pre­vented fu­ture al­ter­ca­tions and other prob­lems on our tran­sit sys­tem.

Diane Gil­lis, Burn­aby

NICK PROCAYLO FILES

If you face a sit­u­a­tion that is un­com­fort­able or out of the or­di­nary while us­ing tran­sit, text 87-77-77 for help.

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