Jan 02 2008
The latest fare hike to $2.25 each way from Metro Vancouver’s TransLink is a poke in the eye to the Lower Mainland’s lean and green public transit users.
It’s still far cheaper to take the bus than lease, fuel and maintain a car – but the $5 a day milestone is still pretty crummy.
This hike comes just over a month after the CBC revealed TransLink Executives who already make six-figure salaries racked up $154,000 in car expenses in 2006 (paid in full by TranLink, natch). Taking away those kinds of perks wouldn’t cover the cost of the fare hike, but it would make a lot of us transit users feel better.