Re: Drivers forced to foot the bill for transit users (Apr 14, 2017)

Re: Drivers forced to foot the bill for transit users (Apr 14, 2017)

Am I missing something here?

The printed statement of Saanich Coun. Susan Brice, that bus riders pay only 25 per cent of the actual cost of transit and taxpayers cover the rest, rings as an entirely false dichotomy to me.

I am a transit user/bus rider, a cyclist and a taxpayer who chooses to not own a car. I would be delighted if my tax dollars (whether municipal, provincial or federal) went to improving transit infrastructure instead of funnelling millions into expanding roadways that seem to favour the motor vehicle over any other users.

I pay taxes and I want to be able to travel safely and pleasantly on foot, bike or bus on the roads that my tax payments support.

Ginger Mason


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