Transit holds out its hand for more money, and the mayors are considering a registration fee.
Last time I looked my car insurance registered my car. Look at your ICBC certification document, it notes a registration number. So now we may have to double-register our vehicles.
They also want a road-use tax.
Maybe they should be looking at adding surcharges to those who use their car in areas where they have access to good alternative transit. All those parkades are not full of cars from outside of the downtown core.
Why would anyone in Kitsilano need to drive, when they have bus service every three to five minutes?
Out here, South of the Fraser (SotF), our service is nowhere near as frequent, so why should we be paying a road use tax? We need to use our vehicles.
A per tonne charge. What? I drive a van because I have dogs that I take to the park and other activities. Yes, that's a personal choice, but what about the farmer who needs to pick up hay?
A sales tax? For What? Transit is in this position because it chose not to install turnstiles. It had no power to go after the fare evaders, and it was abusing the financing that they did have for high-end salaries.
Stop trying to make those of us who have little or no service pay for their mistakes.
Transit chose to go with the Evergreen Line in spite of the fact that the major area of growth is SotF, and those of us who live SotF are paying for that line, with little or no improvement to the services that we are receiving.
And apparently there are no future plans for improved service to SotF. So stop trying to dig further into a pocket that has nothing to offer.
Debbie Atkinson, Langley