Epistles of Thomas

June 9, 2008

What would happen if we all took the bus?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Thomas @ 20:22
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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.



  1. Well reading yours, i could see that canadian are quite supportive towards govt’s decision…. 🙂

    Comment by Jeff — July 6, 2008 @ 23:59 | Reply

  2. The Transit system in Metro Vancouver needs a major upgrade to handle the volume. It’s a common experience for many to be passed up by a B-line.

    Comment by Chris C. — July 19, 2008 @ 14:25 | Reply

  3. I have to admit I have never taken the B-line. In fact I have only taken the bus once in the last 20 years. It was this year, in fact. I took Sky Train to Canada Place for Missions Fest. Working at Lordco I have my reputation to think about and can’t be seen taking the bus!

    Comment by Thomas — July 19, 2008 @ 20:19 | Reply

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