Golden Ears won’t match Port Mann on passes, discounts

TransLink has no plans to offer Golden Ears Bridge users a monthly unlimited pass like the one for the Port Mann Bridge

Drivers on the tolled Golden Ears Bridge will pay $3 a crossing even while the Port Mann's introductory toll is $1.50.

TransLink has no plans to offer Golden Ears Bridge users a monthly unlimited pass like the one the province has announced for frequent users for the Port Mann Bridge.

Pass users on the Port Mann would pay for a maximum of 50 crossings monthly – $75 per month for regular cars in the first year, rising to $150 after the introductory toll goes from $1.50 to $3.

TransLink spokesman Drew Snider said that’s not under consideration at the Golden Ears, nor is there any plan to reduce the tolls there, in light of the lower price that will be charged at the Port Mann.

“It just wouldn’t make financial sense for us right now,” he said, adding traffic over the toll bridge between Langley and Maple Ridge is up 12 per cent from last year.

“We’ve seen good increases,” he said, adding drivers increasingly view it as a good alternative to save time.

The Golden Ears has pulled in less toll revenue than was originally forecast since opening in 2009, but it’s expected to get more traffic once the Port Mann no longer offers a free alternative.

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