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Old 09-27-2013, 11:10 AM   #51
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i was taken off the bus along with an old asian lady who didnt speak good english for not having the proper zone. the transit officer explained to us whats going on and that we had to pay for fare.. the asian lady just kept speaking chinese and the cop gave up lol and let her go. so if you're a minority pretend you dont speak english.

if you speak good english and talk some bs for a few hours:
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Old 09-27-2013, 11:13 AM   #52
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Just went with the nearest "Hate Translink" thread...

Golden Ears Bridge still a money loser: TransLink | News1130

MAPLE RIDGE (NEWS1130) – If you build it, they will come. Or maybe they won’t.

The Golden Ears Bridge isn’t attracting as much traffic as expected and its costing TransLink tens of millions of dollars every year.

The extent of the bleeding is anywhere between 35 to 45 million dollars annually.

TransLink revelead the numbers during yesterday’s meeting between Metro mayors and the BC transportation minister.

Part of the problem is, user projections were made before the recession, so between that, slower economic growth, and high gas prices, you have a recipe for an expensive piece of underused infrastructure.

You can also add in how TransLink agreed to subsidize the private company operating the span until numbers hit projections.

Tolls from the four-year-old bridge only started hitting pre-set targets last year.
Quality investment.
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Old 09-27-2013, 11:20 AM   #53
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I have a few issues about that story. "Before the recession" is such a cop-out. I know paying off the bridge is a big issue for Translink but for us we really don't expect our roads and bridges to break even. If that was the case we wouldn't have 3 bridges into downtown.
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Old 09-27-2013, 11:43 AM   #54
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Well yes, but we don't always sign a contract that hands over the shortfall in users in a cash payment per year either.
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