Tuesday, July 30, 2013

For The Turnstiles...


The most egregious of the latest round of Translink fare increases?

In my opinion, it's this one...

"FareSaver tickets will begin transitioning out as early as January 1, 2014. A discount on regular fares will be provided within the new stored value option for Compass Cards."

Sure do dig that that euphemism....'Transitioning out'.

And as for the matter of....'Stored value option in Compass Cards'?


It sure does sounds like a forced purchase plan to me.

As Andrea Reimer said on the Twittmachine...

It's almost as if they don't even want us to take transit anymore.

Hang-on a second.

Maybe I should re-phrase that into....

It's almost as if they don't want the people who need it most to take transit anymore.


Background on the computer vs. manned 'turnstiles' needed?....It's here.... And as you hear about how great all this stuff is, stuff that is going to cost us somewhere around $200 million to start, always ask yourself the following...'Who really benefits?'



Anonymous said...

Feds to 'transition out' funding for science and technology sectors

Read more: http://www.canada.com/technology/Science+technology+sectors+face+funding+cuts+while+business+expects+boost/8727989/story.html

RossK said...

Thanks very much Anon--

Having a look at the article and the actual StatsCan report which is...