- 2015 Federal Election
Don't use? Shouldn't have to pay
I am just curious why there are people who don’t get that it is not unreasonable that the people who transit doesn’t work for should not pay for it.
I used to work at YVR and with my shifts it was not possible to use transit, yet lots of people wanted me to pay for it. I now work at Pitt Meadows Airport, and there is no possibility to get to work by transit, yet I’m still expected to pay for it. Why is that? I just don’t get it.
Don’t get me wrong, I love public transit. Back in the day when I flew out of downtown, I used to take the SkyTrain four or five days a week. I used to have a monthly transit pass and used it as a tax deduction. At that time in my life, transit actually worked and I used it.
Now, however, it does not work for a lot of reasons, not the least is the fact that it would take me many hours to travel what takes me 20 minutes in my truck.
I would love to hear the rationalization of why people should pay for something they can’t use. Why don’t the bus/SkyTrain users pay for what they get? Why should I pay for the Golden Ears Bridge and still pay for the student using the #10 bus? They don’t help me with my bridge.
Anyhow, just my humble opinion.