Under Translink’s new plan to move to a one-zone fare system on buses in the fall, some residents of the North Shore are crying foul.
They say they’ll have to pay an extra $600 a year if they take the Seabus, which is faster to get downtown, because they’ll still have to pay for two zones.
But North Vancouver City Mayor Darrel Mussatto doesn’t think it’s unfair.
“Obviously transit is expensive, and we have to pay for it some way. I don’t see it as if some people get a break everybody should get a break. If you take the Seabus, you have to pay two zones.”
Mussatto says several North Shore bus routes go downtown, and that the real issue is figuring out how to fund new transit in the wake of a “no” vote in the transportation plebiscite.