TransLink moving in the direction of distance pricing, wants more feedback
As TransLink looks to overhaul the way you pay for its services, distance pricing has emerged as the most popular and viable option.
But after nearly two years and $1.5 million spent on consultations, the transit authority still isn’t ready to move on any changes just yet. TransLink’s manager of policy development, Andrew Devlin, says one thing became clear in the previous rounds of consultations: People don’t like the three zones.
The transit authority is now gathering public feedback on two pricing options for buses — one where fares remain at a flat rate and another where bus trips, just like SkyTrain, are charged based on kilometre travelled. Either way, the cost of a SeaBus trip would drop, as would short SkyTrain trips across existing zone boundaries.
TransLink could also choose to keep the current fare structure without any changes.
You have until December 8 to weigh in online on distance pricing.