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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

So if we get more ridership, do they freeze fares?

6 comments:

Squiggles said...

My take: no.

Only because history has shown us that as ridership goes up, so do fares. Year after year.

G said...

Gas prices go up, fares go up. Gas prices go down, fares go up. I don't see why ridership would be any different.

Bicky said...

Bah ha ha ha! *wiping eyes* That's a good one! You should do comedy... oh, wait.

Fares need to increase incrementally on a steady basis rather than big spikes every couple of years. They need this extra revenue to ensure capacity and maintain infrastructure... Okay, I'll stop... I can't keep a straight face anyway!

Tal Hartsfeld said...

They freeze the fares just long enough for commuters to "get comfortable".
Then, after a long period of commuters paying the same fares, they suddenly go on "fare-raising" tangents.

Laurayne said...

My husband has been a daily (M-F) rider on the Lakeshore East, Oshawa to Union train since 2011. With this fare hike, he has become a driver. yep, he drives every single day to Bathurst and Richmond. We have found it to be insanely cheaper than the OVER 400.00 he would spend on GO fares. I sent Metrolinx a letter but my guess is that they don't give a rat's ass. So he fuel's up his VW Jetta TDI, boots up his smart phone and turns on his WAZE app. In about 75 minutes he can be at work (free parking) and he doesn't have to put up with all the shit that goes on, on the train daily. If others did the same maybe they would get off their high horse and lower the insane fares, which happen to be the highest in NORTH AMERICA. :-(

C.J. Smith said...

I 100% agree with Laurayne. Metrolinx is out of touch.