[quote]People in Vancouver spend .33 per cent – one-third of one per cent – of their total family income on public transit, according to a study by Pitney Bowes MapInfo, a global positioning systems provider.
Only Torontonians, at .46 per cent, and Montrealers, at .41 per cent, spend more.
Prince Rupert, the only other B.C. city that ranked in the Top 10, placed fifth, at .29 per cent.[/quote]
I think MIG hit the nail on the head by stating that what we should really find out is whats the per capita usage of transit.
And I have heard that Rupert’s ridership is amongst the highest in the Province. So tell me this…why is Rupert stuck with the shittiest fleet in the province.
There is a 40yr old bus kickin around this town. Maybe they could get collectors plates and pay only 25 bucks for insurance as opposed to spending thousands on real insurance.
Like the Subway tagger says “wake up rupert”
If Prince Rupert Transit increase the bus frequency from every 30 minutes to every 10 - 15 minutes, then most likely I would take transit here. Nevermind fare increases.
[quote]And I have heard that Rupert’s ridership is amongst the highest in the Province. So tell me this…why is Rupert stuck with the shittiest fleet in the province.
There is a 40yr old bus kickin around this town.[/quote]
Man… and I thought they already retired those three GMC New Looks from revenue service.
Rupert got five to seven 8 year old low-floor cheap-on-fuel buses, and yet still I see those loud guzzling fishbowls (aside from being “shopping buses”) sometimes used on regular routes.
Translink already completely replaced the whole trolley fleet with accessible ones and now in the process of ridding 15+ year old high-floors with hybrid buses.