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TransLink fare evaders cost taxpayers millions of dollars

October 23, 2012
TransLink fare evaders cost taxpayers millions of dollars

TransLink bus drivers report more than 2 million fare evaders—costing taxpayers and honest fare riders millions of dollars.

By
on October 23, 2012
Considering how TransLink is funded, I'd like to see what would happen if we eliminated fares altogether. Free rides for all... Concept: Fare machines, enforcement, police, more police, fare collection infrastructure, maintenance of the fare infrastructure, etc. costs more than what they actually bring in via fares. With the taxes they collect and the subsidies from Municipal, Provincial and Federal sources, ... they'd be rolling in the dough. Downside - profits from sales of fares to the ma and pa operations (infrastructure) would be gone and the loss of enforcement jobs. Interesting side note and totally OT -- did you know you can't buy a bus pas at the corner stores located in many SkyTrain stations? Very odd.

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on October 30, 2012
Translink is a HUGE waste of taxes. It is inefficient and lacks transparency. It has way too much influence on politicians. It should be split into separate competing companies. It is a racket.

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