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Mayors say Translink fare hikes will not address funding shortfall

November 15, 2012

After Translink announced transit fares will be going up in the new year the Vice Chair of the Mayors Council admits running the system isn’t an easy task.  Langley City mayor Peter Fassbender says when it comes to transit affordability is always an issue.  “It always is a challenge. On one hand there are people [...]

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Broadway Corridor not a priority for provincial government

November 2, 2012

Transportation Minister Mary Polak says there are no plans for the government to fund a rapid transit line on Broadway. The Skytrain is a top priority for the city’s 2040 transit plan. News1130: Recent News Articles

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BC Ferries to host public hearings on costs, services

October 29, 2012
BC Ferries to host public hearings on costs, services

B.C. Transportation Minister Mary Polak is asking the public to take part in a consultation process on the future of BC Ferries to help find a better balance between service and costs. CBC | British Columbia News

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Despite what the Premier said her government is working with mayors on transit funding

October 24, 2012
Despite what the Premier said her government is working with mayors on transit funding

The same day Premier Christy Clark said Translink funding is the mayors problem, the chair of the mayors council was talking with the Transportation minister. Richard Walton says he left the discussion with Mary Polak feeling hopeful a solution to long term sustainable transit funding can be found. “Absolutely I got a sense of hope and [...]

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Transportation minister not surprised with transit fare evasion numbers

October 23, 2012

The Transportation Minister says she is, and isn’t surprised, that fare evasion on Coast Mountain buses is so rampant.  Mary Polak says the estimated number of fare evasions was lower than the actual number of 2.1-million last year. However Polak says she always thought it was much higher compared with the estimated number. “My own [...]

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