A Langley City Councillor says Translink’s new Compass Card system is not cracking down on fare evasion.
Langley City Councillor Nathan Pachal says Translink recently released its first quarter results in which the Compass Card system has been fully operational.
He says transit fare revenue was up $63,000, a marginal increase of 0.1% from a year ago, when fare gates weren’t in operation.
“There should be several million dollars per year, 10-million, even even more from savings from fare evasion, if this is what they claim.”
Pachal says fare gates cost upwards of $10 million per year to operate.
He says it’s likely that the fare gates costs more to operate than they save.
So far, no comment from Translink.