The Toronto Star, Canada’s most widely read paper, quoted Burlington’s Mayor as saying that there should be a clear rationale to determining fares.
But that isn’t happening and a proposed 8% hike is against the advice of staff and totally arbitrary coming out of the environmentally/transit challenged head of some Burlington Councillor. So at the end of the day I guess raising rates really isn’t funny.
But now that Burlington’s transit planning is becoming so well known with a story in the Star of all things I thought a little history might help.
Last year we put this video together to show how badly resourced Burlington Transit is compared to other communities.
I looked at it today. While the data is a year old it reflects the historical trend. And the acting is terrific.