Stop The Double Transit Fee
  • Petitioned Ian Jarvis

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Ian Jarvis

Stop The Double Transit Fee

    1. Petition by

      Gen Why Media

SkyTrain will soon not accept bus transfers with the new Compass Card system. Transit users will be forced to pay for a second transfer. This is absurd.

TransLink is claiming this Double Transit Fee will only impact 6,000 riders. We find this extra fee punitive and this impact estimate hard to believe.

We call on TransLink CEO Ian Jarvis to Stop The Double Transit Fee and revisit the decision.

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    1. Reached 7,000 signatures
    2. Translink bosses get raises

      Translink bosses get raises

      The four top executives at Translink all received pay raises last year. Among them, C-E-O Ian Jarvis: his salary climbed to nearly 395-thousand dollars, an increase of nearly 12-thousand dollars. The Canadian Taxpayers' Federation says when you factor in pension contributions and benefits, his compensation package is more than 438-thousand dollars per year.

    3. Taxpayers stuck buying coffee for TransLink execs for up to five years

      Taxpayers stuck buying coffee for TransLink execs for up to five years

      TransLink bus drivers have to pay for their own coffee, which they often must scramble to buy during breaks in their shifts. Photograph by: Jason Payne Jason Payne , PROVINCE While chronically cash-strapped TransLink squeezes the public with fare raises and service cuts, executives will spend significant tax dollars to fund about 300,000 free cups of coffee for head office staff.

    4. Reached 5,000 signatures
    5. Petition launched for ‘unfair’ transit policy - 24 Hours

      Petition launched for 'unfair' transit policy

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    6. Bus-to-SkyTrain charges anger commuters

      Bus-to-SkyTrain charges anger commuters

      Some commuters have launched a petition demanding TransLink reverse changes to the new fare system that will force cash-paying riders to pay twice when transferring from bus to SkyTrain. The new system, which includes automated gates at SkyTrain stations, will not allow bus tickets paid for by cash to be used on the SkyTrain.

    7. Translink facing backlash over “double transit fee

      Translink facing backlash over "double transit fee"

      An online petition is gaining steam over bus riders having to pay twice if they want to transfer to the Skytrain under Translink's new fare card system. As CKNW first reported back in October, once the new Compass card starts up in the fall, people who pay cash to ride the bus and then want to transfer to Skytrain will have to pay a second time.

    8. Translink defends Compass Card program amid furor from riders

      Translink defends Compass Card program amid furor from riders

      TransLink said its soon-to-be introduced Compass Card program - which doesn't allow cash fares from buses to transfer to its rail network - isn't "unique", citing transit systems in other cities such as London and Paris.

    9. Compass system will be cheaper for bus-to-SkyTrain transfers, TransLink say

      Compass system will be cheaper for bus-to-SkyTrain transfers, TransLink says

      When news emerged Wednesday that fare gates at SkyTrain stations won't accept bus transfers when they come into effect next year, the Internet unleashed its fury. An online petition was started, a torrent of angry tweets rained down on TransLink's Twitter account, and a Reddit thread had hundreds of indignant comments.

    10. Translink's 'double transit fee' for cash-paying riders draws petition Rea

      Translink's 'double transit fee' for cash-paying riders draws petition

      Transit users have launched a petition calling on TransLink to revisit a proposed "double transit fee" for cash-paying bus riders that will come into effect with the introduction of the Compass Card next year.

    11. Translink defends decision about Compass Cards and bus tickets

      Translink defends decision about Compass Cards and bus tickets

      Play Video Translink issued a statement on Wednesday afternoon, defending their decision to not allow bus transfers from cash to be used on the SkyTrain, once the new Compass Card comes into effect.

    12. Petition calls for TransLink to scrap plans for “double transit fee” on cas

      Petition calls for TransLink to scrap plans for "double transit fee" on cash purchases

      An online petition is calling for TransLink to scrap what critics are calling a "double transit fee" for cash-paying riders. "SkyTrain will soon not accept bus transfers with the new Compass Card system," the petition's website states. "Transit users will be forced to pay for a second transfer."

    13. Reached 1,500 signatures
    14. Social media reacts to Translink’s Compass card changes

      With new Compass Card, SkyTrain will not accept bus transfers

      Vancouver's SkyTrain PNG When the new Compass Card is rolled out this fall, passengers who use bus transfer tickets from cash fares will not be able to use them on the SkyTrain. Travellers will have to buy another single trip pass in order to continue their journey.

    15. Reached 100 signatures
    16. Compass Card system could double-charge some bus users

      Compass Card system could double-charge some bus users

      When the new Compass Card transit system rolls out this fall, bus riders who paid with cash will no longer be able to use their transfers to get onto the SkyTrain. Instead, they'll have to pay a second time to open the new fare gates.

    17. Reached 50 signatures

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    • Thomas Grunewaldt GTA 5 SUCKS, CANADA
      • 6 months ago

      Because there are people on welfare but these assholes are are making record salaries while making it even harder for those that cant afford to drive. I dare one of them to take the bus for a year!!

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    • Michael Orpen WHITE ROCK, CANADA
      • 6 months ago

      Totally unfair .. and a cash grab by Translink as well.

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    • Jaqueline Rafuse LAKE COWICHAN, CANADA
      • 6 months ago

      People on limited income can't afford passes and should have the right to buy tickets as needed without being forced to pay twice

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    • KATHRYN FOULKES NEW WESTMINSTER, CANADA
      • 7 months ago

      This is completely over priced and not fair

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    • Michaela Hanemaayer PITT MEADOWS, CANADA
      • 8 months ago

      This is unfair on so many levels! As part of the young generation doing only my second year at university i find this very frustrating! I'm disappointed with this decision!

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