Letter: Business needs to pay TransLink its share

Transportation, able and disable-bodied, is essential to business and riders in South coast BC. It should be of concern to all who live in the area.

Since former Premier Campbell’s inept meddling, transportation has been going down hill. Your readers should ask themselves, isn’t this also abandonment: abandonment of customers and their business contacts?

TransLink has been concentrating on the automobile, at the expense of its riders and programs, for numerous years.

Business needs to consider, without adequate transit, many of its workers would not be able to come to work, purchasers would not be able to come to malls or stores or other markets.

Business then needs to pay into TransLink and/or government something, either through taxation or some other means, its fair share of the transportation operating cost.

Financing shortage is at the root of many social problems, in particular public transit. It needs government and public remedial action.

John Beeching

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