Adapted from The Province
On January 1, adults in Vancouver will pay more to use the bus.
One-zone and two-zone fares will go up by 25 cents.
A three-zone fare will go up by 50¢.
From January 1, a one-zone trip will be $2.75.
A two-zone trip will be $4.
And a three-zone fare will be $5.50.
The price of FareSaver tickets stays the same.
Fares after 6:30 p.m. will go up by 25¢.
Weekend and holiday trips also go up by 25¢.
A DayPass will go up to $9.75.
FareCards also increase.
A one-zone FareCard will be $91.
A two-zone FareCard will be $124.
And a three-zone will be $170.
This is the first fare increase since 2008.
For other information go to www.translink.ca.
Some riders not happy
One woman said, “I am going to buy a bicycle, save money
and get some exercise.”
Another woman said, “I am sick and tired of people wanting
something for nothing.”
But another person said, “How long have we been stuck
at the 90-minute time allowed for our single tickets?”
He is not happy.
A rider is not happy with the Translink service:
“In the Vancouver suburbs, one can easily wait up to one hour
for service, half an hour on busier routes….”
“And you want poor people to find jobs? How are they going to get there?”
Others think a 10% increase would be all right.