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Editorials & Opinion | Showtime for transit

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Sounder at King Street Station

Seattle Times photo

And the good news is that they have the capacity to take on the additional load. Wise words from the Seattle Times.

Vancouver must tackle its lack of capacity soon, and in a determined fashion. The system is going to be overwhelmed yet again after Labour Day as it has been for years, but more noticeably so since the disastrous introduction of UPass into an inadequately prepared system. All that has done is reinforce the notion in the minds of the new students at UBC and SFU that transit sucks. Lots will try it, many will give up, and even those that stick with it will look forward to the discounted cars their graduate status will qualify them for.

Written by Stephen Rees

August 19, 2007 at 11:26 am

Posted in transit