Translink Is Looking To Change Its Fare Structure And Wants Input From The Public

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TransLink is looking to change its fare structure and wants input from the public. Translink has two options up for discussion. Option one: fares based on kilometres travelled with a flat fare on buses. Option two: fares priced by kilometre acorss the entire system. In both cases, at least 20 per cent of trips would cost more than they do right now. A flat rate was ruled out according to TransLink's Andrew Devlin. "Currently, a system like flat fares is a simple option, it adressed many of the issues that we have with our current structure, however in order to maintain the current amount of fare revenue that TransLink generates, it would require price increases -- 20 per cent price increase for about two-thirds of trips across the region and we just don't think that's a palatable option for the region and out customers." Delvin says no one would pay more than $4.30 for a trip.

Guest: Janet Brown - CKNW Senior Reporter

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