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Park-and-ride system coming up for overhaul to reduce subsidized parking where bus options are good

June 20th, 2012 · 6 Comments

Transit, transit, transit. It’s the story every day, as the region tries to figure out how to keep its veins and arteries unclogged while continuing to add 40,000 people a year.

Today’s story: The tussle over park-and-rides, a part of the transit system that some of us don’t think about much. As Coquitlam Mayor Richard Stewart pointed out, they’re essential for suburbs like his where bus service isn’t that great and keeps getting cut through a series of “service optimization” decisions, i.e. putting more buses on the routes that generate lots of passengers and revenue and fewer in the suburbs.

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