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Translink & 0.5% vote (merged)

March 24, 2015, 9:20 a.m.
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http://www.vancouversun.com/opinion/columnists/Pete+McMartin+Back+door+increase+stings+pricey+Lower/10913565/story.html

Uniquely Vancouver.

I would venture to say that most people who live in $1.2 million dollar homes wouldn't much care for $500.00 left or right a year.

However, I know this not to be true in Vancouver. Mostly because over half the people that do live in these homes could never afford to buy them at these prices, and those that have purchased at these prices are stretched beyond thin.

How anyone can argue that our housing costs are not detrimental to the progress of this city is beyond me.

March 24, 2015, 9:22 a.m.
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On a related note, where are the ballots at? Anyone get one yet?

March 24, 2015, 9:24 a.m.
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Interesting infographic.

Rest of the article:
Who takes transit to work in Metro Vancouver? (with infographic)
Metro Vancouver workers ride transit more and have a wider range of incomes than those in many other West Coast cities, according to data compiled …
http://www.biv.com/article/2015/3/who-takes-transit-work-metro-vancouver-info-graphi/

March 24, 2015, 9:27 a.m.
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Uniquely Vancouver.

I would venture to say that most people who live in $1.2 million dollar homes wouldn't much care for $500.00 left or right a year.

However, I know this not to be true in Vancouver. Mostly because over half the people that do live in these homes could never afford to buy them at these prices, and those that have purchased at these prices are stretched beyond thin.

How anyone can argue that our housing costs are not detrimental to the progress of this city is beyond me.

This.

March 25, 2015, 3:50 a.m.
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I'll vote yes to anything that will make us drive less and burn less fossil fuels for the protection of the environment.

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March 25, 2015, 4:07 p.m.
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Generation gap could impact Vancouver transit vote
http://globalnews.ca/news/1899165/generation-gap-could-impact-vancouver-transit-vote/

March 25, 2015, 4:37 p.m.
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When are the ballots coming? Or will I not get one because I voted no on the phone survey?

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March 25, 2015, 4:45 p.m.
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When are the ballots coming? Or will I not get one because I voted no on the phone survey?

I think you shouldve gotten it already?
I could be wrong, but Ive gotten mine.

March 25, 2015, 8:21 p.m.
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Came in the mail today.

Voting would be more secure if they'd use more envelopes.

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March 26, 2015, 1:36 p.m.
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Seems like this was a BC Gov issue, now passed on to Translink. (Much like the Translink governance issues.)

Is B.C.'s toll bridge experiment failing? Port Mann, Golden Ears facing huge losses
http://bc.ctvnews.ca/is-b-c-s-toll-bridge-experiment-failing-port-mann-golden-ears-facing-huge-losses-1.2297794

Edit:
LOL!

The Golden Ears Bridge is about to report a loss in the range of $38 million last year, …

(talking about the new Port Mann) That bridge now loses about $80 million a year. …

Premier Christy Clark told reporters that the province wouldn’t make the same mistake again with the bridge.

“Anything we can learn from Port Mann we’re going to apply to George Massey. Every time we do a project like this we get better at it,” she said.

So they will be trying for $120M a year?

March 26, 2015, 2:18 p.m.
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0.75% PST increase will cover the loss on those bridges.

It is easy to dodge our responsibilities, but we cannot dodge the consequences of dodging our responsibilities.
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Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.
- H.G. Wells

March 26, 2015, 2:34 p.m.
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0.75% PST increase will cover the loss on those bridges.

And then another 1% surtax on top of that to make up for the loss of toll revenue from reducing car trips through the super-efficient transit upgrades.

July 2, 2015, 12:50 p.m.
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Soo - double face palm?

I guess everyone will bitch when their property taxes increase to pay for the necessary transit and transportation improvements in the greater Van area…

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July 2, 2015, 1:35 p.m.
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Great job, Vancouver area residents! You really showed those Translink bums!

Now, prepare to wait an hour for your next bus.

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When many people suffer from a delusion, it is called religion.

July 2, 2015, 1:39 p.m.
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Unlucky bus wankers!

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