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We’ll pay, one way or another

Editor:

Re: PAN online question of the week, Jan. 2-8.

I was shocked and disheartened by the mid-week results of your online poll: “Should drivers subsidize public transit through gas taxes?”

It was running at 80 per cent ‘no’ and 20 per cent ‘yes.’

Every full bus takes 60-80 cars off the road, and every full SkyTrain reduces road traffic by about 200-350 vehicles, as vehicle capacities vary.

If transit weren’t subsidized by gasoline taxes, transit fares would jump and at least half of all transit users would start driving to work.

Do you really want your commute time to double or triple or worse?

Jerry Steinberg, Surrey

 

 

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