The TransLink people need to give their collective head a shake. There is no money! What do they not understand about "no"?
I have no more money. I have no way of increasing the amount of money I need to live on. There is no more money!
I'm a taxpayer. I pay taxes on everything I use. If TransLink had the courage to implemented turnstiles when they introduced the Skytrain service, we would not be in this position, or at least to a lesser degree.
They have been in denial for years, and they want those of us (and a lot of us) who don't use the system - because it doesn't service us - to make it pay.
I live south of the Fraser. I pay TransLink tax on gas, I pay TransLink tax on Hydro, I pay for TransLink in my property taxes, and I pay the ethereal carbon tax (who knows where that money goes), in addition to other taxes that are hidden in our day-to-day transactions.
Let those who use the B-Line along Broadway pay for their five-minute service and the super service of SkyTrain from downtown to Coquitlam or Richmond.
Does me a world of good out here in Aldergrove, yet I pay for it.
Look at Golden Ears Bridge: no one wants to use it, so they want to raise the toll?
Start charging for the Sea to Sky Highway. It's a road for the elite, not a general-use road. It essentially ends in Whistler.
The Port Mann Bridge is part of a federal highway and should not be tolled, nor should the BC Ferries, at least not the most direct route to Victoria, the capital of our fair province.
TransLink has too many fingers in the pie. Surrey and Langley are growing; we need services. Stop giving excellent service to Vancouver proper, just give them good service. - and start giving good service to those of us who live south of the Fraser and are subsidizing all the expansion stuff north of the Fraser.
D. Atkinson, Langley