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se ever since TransLink rolled out its three funding options earlier this year. What transit user, property owner or road user wouldn be concerned about the possibility of being squeezed for as much as $450 million a year for TransLink so called expansion plan?Thankfully, the regional mayors have Adidas Zx Flux Smooth White
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voted for the much more modest status quo option, which will maintain transit services at 2009 levels. Nonetheless, this will cost an additional $130 million a year, 75 percent of which will be borne by road users courtesy of an increase in fuel tax by 3 cents per litre and a tripling of parking taxes. Choosing to maintain the status quo gives us Adidas Flux Adv Brown
the opportunity to take a sober second look at what we likely to get for our money as part of TransLink 10 year plan and think about things like:o how to achieve a balance between transit and road and bridge investments to provide relief to a broad base of regional residents,o how to make better use of existing roads and bridges by, for example, re thinking the need for on street parking on busy thoroughfares,o the need for a freight transportation plan for the trucking industry which can make use of transit.
their hand in road user pockets for more taxes, most of it used to subsidize transit. In spite of the billions of dollars road users have already contributed to TransLink, we have good reason to be nervous about future vehicle levies and road and bridge tolls. Unless things change, TransLink future plans will be more of the same rising debt, rising taxes and the pr.
TransLink is quick to bring out graphs and spreadsheets to illustrate the number of bus operating hours, ridership figures, and seabus crossings. They use comparisons with other transit providers around the world that Green Adidas Zx Flux that TransLink is among the best in its class. But while all these numbers measure activity related to transit, they not as easily translatable into tangible benefits for the other half of their mandate road users.
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