Wednesday, March 28, 2012

For The Turnstiles...



Suddenly we must deal with Translink fare evasion again.

Right now!

Either by stringing up every kid without a ticket that hops on the 99 B-Line through the back door.


By reverse engineering every single Skytrain station, bus stop and public washroom with turnstiles.


But honestly.

Haven't we heard all this outrage at the outrage before? (and I'm lookin' at you too, Dippers, for joining faux-populist CTF-inspired prop-brigade on this one)

And if we did put turnstiles every which way but loose, who would really benefit in the end?

For the record....Our motto 'round here is that 'No prop is ever good prop' because, in the end, it will come back to bite you, no matter how useful it seemed at the time.



Kim said...

Paul Wilcox found a fun website today. Do go and participate!

Kim said...

sorry, I guess a link would help!

Kim said...

RossK said...

Thanks Kim!


Ian said...

Isn't this a famous biblical saying: let anyone who has not forgotten which pocket they stashed their ticket in cast the first stone.

RossK said...



Then again, some only use public transit regularly because, according to the Dean, it is 'readily available' in their riding...



spartikus said...

It will cost $100 million to install the gates.

It will, according to Translink spokesman Ken Hardie, cost $7 million to operate the new gates.

The high end estimate of the cost of fare evasion is....$7 million/yr.

You would need to reduce fare evasion to 0% just to pay operating costs. Perfection. With the possible exception of the Pyongyang Metro something no other transit system, gated or no, has ever achieved.

RossK said...

Thanks for the dose of fiscal reality spart.