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Translink & 0.5% vote (merged)

Dec. 13, 2014, 2:18 p.m.
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What do people think about adding 0.5% to the PST for transit? Taxpayers will end up paying for it regardless, increasing sales tax seems to spread the pain pretty widely. But, I trust Translink with my money about as much as I'd trust a drunken sailor. How's that Compass Card coming along Translink?

I really want to vote yes, but Translink's incompetency is leaning me towards no.

Dec. 13, 2014, 2:19 p.m.
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So cause you're busses suck the whole province has to pay for it to make it better?

Ha Ha! Made you look.

Dec. 13, 2014, 2:23 p.m.
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Um…no thanks. Unless they start putting some money into a better bicycling infrastructure they can cram that action.

Wrong. Always.

Dec. 13, 2014, 2:36 p.m.
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So cause you're busses suck the whole province has to pay for it to make it better?

the 0.5% increase will only be applied in greater vancouver, not province wide.

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity ~ Seneca

Dec. 13, 2014, 2:40 p.m.
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the 0.5% increase will only be applied in greater vancouver, not province wide.

OP didnt specify.

Ha Ha! Made you look.

Dec. 13, 2014, 2:41 p.m.
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Joined: June 11, 2013

So cause you're busses suck the whole province has to pay for it to make it better?

Nope, the tax increase would only be in the Metro Vancouver area. I think that is Lions Bay to Langley, but not sure.

Regardless, I never buy the argument that pits one region of the province against another. What's good for Ft St John is good for Vancouver, and v.v. Do we tell Kelowna to go pay for their own hospitals because I'll never use it?

Dec. 13, 2014, 2:45 p.m.
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Other thing I don't like… we're being taxed by Translink, an unelected body. "no taxation without representation" and all that. If I don't like Gregor's policies I can vote for someone else, no option with Translink.

Dec. 13, 2014, 3:15 p.m.
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Trans link pisses away more money than anyone other company I've ever met, or worked with. Including corporations

Dec. 13, 2014, 3:29 p.m.
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OP didnt specify.

ya, just letting you know as you didn't seem aware of it.

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity ~ Seneca

Dec. 13, 2014, 3:31 p.m.
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Ya im no longer enduramiled over this

Ha Ha! Made you look.

Dec. 13, 2014, 3:53 p.m.
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Ya im no longer enduramiled over this

:lol:

Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

ummm, as your doctor i recommend against riding with a scaphoid fracture.

Dec. 13, 2014, 3:54 p.m.
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Ya im no longer enduramiled over this

:lol:

Dec. 13, 2014, 4:47 p.m.
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Ya im no longer enduramiled over this

:lol:

Dec. 13, 2014, 5:04 p.m.
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Most of the tax increase will be used to pay for a broadway subway. Yeah translink sucks but not having a subway there sucks more.

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Dec. 13, 2014, 6:46 p.m.
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Most of the tax increase will be used to pay for a broadway subway. Yeah translink sucks but not having a subway there sucks more.

Sort of leaning that way too Translink has to absolutely change, particularly the way its governed. But we need to start cramming a lot of infrastructure projects through the pipeline, Broadway line being one of them.

This may be the easiest way short term, but theres also the spending part of the aspect. Trankslink is up to what now? 150 million? More? Spent on the compass system How about the Translinks cops getting $80,000 annually?

This shit wouldn't fly anywhere but at a private, publicly funded corporation.

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