Transit in the Metro-Vancouver Area

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Amman Zaman Socials 11 Assignment 1.1 Community Issues

Transit in The Metro-Vancouver Area The Metro­Vancouver area is plagued with bad bus schedules and routes, insufficient rapid transport (skytrain), and high traffic on main roads during peak hours. The traffic at the moment is already a big problem, in a few years the population of this area is projected to double. With that big of a population, the current transportation scheme would definitely breakdown along with very serious consequences; the environment will be heavily affected by the increase of cars on the road, and the time needed to commute from one place to another will intrude everyone’s lives. A referendum is being held to decide what needs to be done for this issue. A lot of people have a problem with giving Translink the taxpayer’s money because they are a private organization, and they have a very poor history of handling the money they receive from the government. I think the transportation issue here is very serious, and something needs to be done to solve it. My sister has to commute everyday from Newton, Surrey to UBC Vancouver and back. The trip in total takes about 3 hours with multiple exchanges between different buses and skytrains which are completely crowded. These 3 hours she has to spend everyday travelling really drains her, and affects all aspects of her life. Many people have to go through same grind, and it will only get worse in time if nothing is done about it. This is why I think Translink should receive the taxpayer’s money, but they should not be in charge of how it will be spent.…...

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