Attention Metro Vancouver Alliance members: Let's talk transit fares.
TransLink is undertaking a review of their fare structure, and MVA has an opportunity to get involved. We are listening to our members’ challenges around transit fares to develop a proposal to bring back to TransLink. What do you think about how and what you pay for transit? Are costs too high? Are zones annoying? Do you want options for family travel? What about paying different rates for off peak hours, or on less-used routes?
Based on feedback from half a dozen house meetings, our online Ethelo forum, and more, we have drafted three proposals:
- Free transit for children under 12, and 50% discount for children 12-18
- Low income transit pass
- Fare capping
We have shared our draft proposals with the TransLink Fare Review team and they are running them through their modelling process this summer.
In the meantime, we want to come back to you, our members, and keep talking. We did our best to create proposals that would meet most of the needs of most of you. How did we do? What could be improved?
Here are some options for us to explore the proposals together:
- Invite us to your next community/organization meeting
- Schedule a house meeting
- Conduct a series of one-on-ones
Call us. Email us. Invite us to dinner. We want to hear from you.
Not an MVA member? Contact us anyway! It could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
Email us at [email protected] to get a copy of the proposal or to schedule a meeting. We'd like to talk to as many of you as we can.