Translink fare review

Translink is doing a fare review of how we pay our fares in vancouver and they are considering eliminating the fare zones and instead having a fare by distance fare.    The problem with having a distance by fare instead of fare zones: is the price to take transit for commuters from North Vancouver is going up:  if a commuter is going from north vancouver to production way university station or lougheed town centre, there’s 14 stops total if you go from waterfront to commercial and transfer to the Millennium line.   If you take the expo line around new west to those stations it’s considerably more money.   $140-172/month.    To get to production way university and lougheed town centre has always only been a 2 zone fare and or a 2 zone bus pass for : $126.00/month.

I dont think it is really fare to jack up our prices to take transit , it actually makes transit users use cars instead of transit when they change the system..    this distance by fare system is wrong and overcharges riders.  It’s confusing and hard to follow with how it would work with 90 minute time based compass tickets.

I urge everyone to go on translinks website and do the fare review survey as in the link I’ve pasted, say no to a distance by fare.  Let’s convince translink to keep the current fare zone system as is.

also in the comments section at the end of the survey urge translink  to have a fare system like the ttc in toronto which costs $146.00/month they have no zones however for the $146.00 you can take the ttc to where ever the ttc goes I’ve posted the ttc fare passses page with how much a monthly pass costs to ride entire ttc.   If translinks monthly pass was $146.00/month to ride the whole sky train and rav line it would make the system fare, as riders would be able to go to surrey, Richmond, north van, bby, conquitlam, all on one fare for $146.00


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  1. I think we should just have one flat fee (one for adults and one for concession) for the day and you can ride however many times you want on bus, skytrain, or anything else for that whole day. Also, they should charge a smaller fee for the 90 minute rides they currently do if you don’t need it all day. Keep it SIMPLE! Don’t have eight different prices for different zones, especially when buses are all one zone.

    The biggest issue with the bus system is that they don’t enforce payment. Sure, they occasionally give out tickets but many times drivers are forced to let on the same losers every day that don’t even ask nicely for a ride. That’s why prices keep going up, because so many people don’t pay! The drivers are told to tell people about the fines they could get without paying, but they have to let them on anyway.