I read with interest this CBC report today which says that too many people in Vancouver are taking the bus! Their monthly passes sell out every month and they are considering printing more but only if they think the system can handle the extra load.
For years and years environmentalists have been insisting that everyone should take public transit. Now that gas prices are so high many more people are. What would happen if everyone took the bus? Obviously the system would collapse and anarchy would reign. Many would argue that the government should spend billions on increased public transit, but then they also complain about the Cambie Street fiasco and the Richmond “Sky Train.” Not surprisingly, those with the means will gladly plunk down $60,000 for a luxury vehicle but refuse to pay the taxes that are required to support an increased transit system.
I will make one prediction – if we all took the bus the sales of locking gas caps at Lordco would return to normal because only Coast Mountain would have any gas to steal.