Today is a free ride for Metro Vancouver transit users to make up for a couple of breakdowns over the last couple of weeks.
A lot less people taking transit this Monday morning than on a regular work day.
For Many of those taking the trains, like Emily Jew, free doesn’t make a difference.
“I have a monthly pass so it doesn’t really matter much to me. I can understand desperately wanting to appease everybody for the joyous time we’ve had with the trains for the past month but it doesn’t do me a lot of good.”
But for Doug Cannon who usually drives, its a different story.
“I had to come into work today so I appreciate it. But I didn’t know about it until first thing this morning. And for people who were inconvenienced last week it seems like there’s not much notice.”
That being said, Cannon says he doesn’t think a free day is necessary.
He says roads have collisions that slow traffic, trains have break downs, it’s just part of getting from point A to point B.