REALITY CHECK: Lack of cash-fare SkyTrain transfers does NOT double transit fees

Excellent reality check for those complaining about the Translink Bus-Skyrain transfer issue

Daryl's take and more

If you’re a regular reader of my blog, you may have seen my articles last night on the TransLink bashing as a result of the decision to not accomodate for cash-fare transfers to SkyTrain in the new Compass fare payment system. I though it would be only prudent to correct the large amount of misinformation that’s out there regarding the issue of what has been perceived as “double transit fees”.

Information is fully sourced, and links to sources are added where accuracy may be unclear to readers.

1. This affects every rider who transfers from bus-to-SkyTrain.

False. The limitation affects only riders who pay by cash when obtaining a traditional bus ticket. The TransLink media statement on this issue states that an estimated 6000 riders presently arrange to pay cash when obtaining a bus ticket and use that ticket on the SkyTrain. Other riders use FareSavers or monthly passes…

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