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The NDP's Transportation Critic says a new study on faregates by criminologist, Darryl Plecas shows "mixed messages" are coming from the government.
Plecas' study finds fare gates on public transit systems have little impact on fare evasion, public disorder, and crime.
Plecas is the Liberals' candidate in Abbotsford-South.
Transportation Critic Harry Bains says, "basically what their star candidate is saying that the previous Minister of Transportation, Mr. Falcon didn't know anything what he was doing, he's saying that the current government don't know what theyr'e doing and that they have wasted $100 million on faregates because they are not going to do the job that the government is saying that they will do the job."
Bains says he thinks faregates are good for ensuring safety and security of those using the transit system.
He says if they can help with minimizing or eliminating fare evasion, then that's a good thing, too.