An interesting email came my way today, with the astonishing claim that TransLink will go bankrupt next year!
Two tiny snippets out of that tell the whole story…
Even with the inflated ridership claims, the provincial subsidy per trip (TransLink) is $5/rider, and for Victoria’s BC Transit system it is over $20/rider.!!! We all pay for that…likely much of it out of gasoline tax revenues.
The other snippet is that,as we’ve been told by Tom Prendergast, without an additional $300/million/year, T-Link will have to close its doors. The vehicle levy of course is back on the table.
If this is true, it begs the question; “Has Gordon Campbell and Kevin Falcon already entered into a secret agreement with TransLink to reintroduce the auto levy after next May’s election?” Rail for the Valley must get into election mode now and force political candidates in all political parties to come clean on regional transit planning; as it stands now the valley taxpayer is going to pay hefty tax hikes to fund other peoples expensive transit systems!