TEA & TWO SLICES | On Translink’s Derps And The Prudish (But Still Sexy) 69% Of Us

August 15, 2013.

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by Sean Orr | Compassholes: SkyTrain won’t take bus transfers with new Compass Card system. Translink’s new motto: We drive you…insane. And it’s not like you can just take the bus to where you are going because they are all designed to link with the Skytrain. And remember, the people that made this decision have probably never taken a bus in their lives. Update: There is already a petition.

So why does Translink want you to get a Compass card so badly for anyway? Metropolitan police requests TfL’s data 22,000 times over four years. That one comes care of Bob Mackin.

And it’s not like this is an isolated incident: A long list of public transit gripes in a so-called world-class city. I’ll add a few of my own: Translink bosses get raises; Translink voted down the vehicle levy that would have likely prevented the financial predicament they are currently in; the Gateway Project was largely panned as it defied the GVRD’s own Livable Region Strategic Plan; the new buses didn’t work with bike racks; the new cash machines didn’t take the new currency; the constant delays on the Evergreen Line; the arming of security guards; the decision to use the Cambie corridor over the Arbutus right-of-way and the ensuing damage done to small businesses; the removed capacity for rapid transit over the new Port Mann Bridge; buses not coordinating with BC Ferries and the West Coast Express; Skytrain technology is extremely expensive; SNC Lavalin is a war profiteer; The Canada Line was made with foreign, non-union labour; and finally, Translink is tied to gas taxes, so the more people who take transit, the more money Translink loses.

Oh, what do we have here? B.C. Gas Prices Most Expensive In North America. What are you going to do, take transit and get all your little friends to come? I’d like to see that! NO really, I would like to see that.

Deja vu all over again: Demands grow for return of Winter Olympics to Vancouver. Makes sense. The Athlete’s Village is still mostly empty.

Hopeless: The ‘Wild West’ of groundwater: Billion-dollar Nestlé extracting B.C.’s drinking water for free. Yeah, I guess we should update the 105 year old Water Act. #facepalm

Racy Science World Ads About Sexuality Go Viral. 69% per cent of respondents said the ads were not inappropriate for a general audience. SIXTY NINE! And all was right in the world.

And all was wrong again: Government targeting 60% increase in BC student debt levels. “I think the reasonable man, as my friend may know — as defined, perhaps, by the Criminal Code — would define that the 8 percent is a maximum goal, not a goal that we wish to attain. We wish to attain a maximum of 8 percent but, preferably, if possible, less than 8 percent. So that’s the goal of trying to stay below that.” Yikes, move over Miss Utah.

Vancouver as facade: Vancouver okays $200-million environmentally sustainable office tower.

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