So a $0.25 increase this year
Still cheaper than driving downtown. Last I figured it, it cost me $15 just in gas and parking to drive, vs current price of $4.20 for the bus.
I don’t really mind this, as long as this goes towards rapid transit vs the “black hole of general revenue”
Swandel has a point – shit or get off the pot. And it puts pressure on the Province to put up or shut up, since they have been conveniently been pointing fingers at the city for not completing the route. Of course the province’s response was that it was premature to increase the rates.
Councillor Gerbasi went on record decrying the lack of consultation and not consulting with transit. News flash, this is to build a reserve for capital improvements, they don’t have to consult with transit, it’s not to cover operational expenses.
Overall, I have no problems with this as long as the money goes where it is supposed to. I mean you could argue that everyone should pay for RT (property taxes), since it indirectly benefits everyone. But I’d also like to see it done before I’m in a nursing home.