"61% of voters in the Metro Vancouver population said no to improving transit. Let's do it ourselves."
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About 62 per cent voted no.
A 60-year-old Langley resident was commuting to his job in Delta in 2010 when his bus hit a bump, throwing him into the air and breaking his vertebra in his lower back when he landed.
But one critic calls the spending "outrageous" and a "waste of taxpayer money."
The latest issue hadn't been seen in 30 years, said a Translink spokeswoman.
The New Westminster man has three previous convictions for sex assault.
Expo Line's shutdown between Vancouver and Burnaby caused major commuter headaches.
This referendum isn't about TransLink's internal spending habits. It's on whether we want to fund public transit to the extent that it'll positively impact our generation and generations onward.
The shoulder sleeper, the farter, and others.
According to the plan, not all residents in the region are created equal. If you're a motorist, for instance, you won't get much love.
"It's a long long bus with the joint in the middle. And people get amazed on the road how it wiggles."
"Bus might need an exorcism."
One apartment resident says she's concerned the ballots could end up in the wrong hands.
Well, that's one way to froth up an issue.
Like it or not, this referendum is the meal that is being served on the table.
"This is about the future of the region — how it's going to be shaped."
Why do I think the Yes side can win? Of the dozens of conversations I have had about the congestion tax, the opposition to voting yes is surprisingly soft. I am convinced that most voters are seeking a reason to back the tax.
Old people used to play music from devices called Walkmans.
The video appears to have been taken from a dashboard camera.
Ian Jarvis will be kept on as a consultant and paid his full salary until June 2016.
Doug Allen will serve in the post until a replacement is found.
The Mayors' Council could break from past unsuccessful referenda by getting a Yes vote this spring. But they have to get to work now and most importantly, use openness to earn the voters' trust.
A 0.5 per cent tax would be harmonized with the provincial sales tax.
If the tax is approved, Metro Vancouver shoppers will see a combined PST and transit tax totalling 7.5 per cent on their receipts.
A record 25,000 drivers have unpaid tolls on the Port Mann bridge.
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