Translink and bridge tolling: a tax grab?
September 18, 2009
this sound practice is what allow you to travel for $200 to Europe in the middle of October, when the same will cost you $2000 on Christmas break.
This sound practice is what allow you to give free call on night or WE while it will cost you an arm and a leg during business day…
even if I don’t use a bridge, I am waiting for the delivery truck (or the bus)..stuck in congestion: it eventualy cost me half day of work, to wait for a delivery (or a missing connection for the bus) . someone has to pay the driver stuck in the traffic…
(in the case of the Translink driver: it is the taxpayer, because it doesn’t want to toll the bridge!)
We all pay this in poor economic productivity (as shows statcan, and eventually the report of ICABC),
Note1: if you still believe, you can build (with taxpayer money?) your way out of congestion = look at Los Angeles
Note2: Which country is the most competitive nowadays= Switzerland