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Among the ideas floated by those on the Mayor's Council for Translink to raise transit funds is region-wide road pricing.
Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts says the idea works elsewhere, but it would have to be fair and equitable.
When asked for examples using road pricing to see what it might cost someone to drive from Surrey to Vancouver, Watts says, "as low as in areas 25-cents and in others areas 50-cents. It depends on how it is implemented but it is at such a low rate that it is spread evenly. And you have to take the social aspect who can afford it, who cannot afford it, and those measures and technology are used around the world and they are already there."
Watts says by adding road pricing, it would also mean a reducing the Gas Tax, and removing the Property Tax.