‘Cast-off’ buses geared for Surrey riders

Surrey residents handed out transportation leftovers.

Regarding the excellent column by Frank Bucholtz, “Time to break from TransLink,” (The Leader, Aug. 1) – such insight.

In addition, we in Fraser Heights right now are experiencing the political fight between Surrey and TransLink.

Surrey insists on more bus service north of Highway 1, and TransLink responds with replacing community bus service, all day, weekdays, with a blanket application of old, intrusive, excessively noisy, 11-year-old buses – many “cast-offs” from neighbouring cities that have received new buses.

We in Surrey get the garbage equipment from Port Coquitlam, North Vancouver and the like. These “cast-off” buses are the worst of the worst. The noise is intrusive and an assault to the senses.

The ridiculous fact is that TransLink is wasting taxpayers’ money as 44 of the 60 “big bus” trips a day weekdays in Fraser Heights are not required and the service can be adequately provided by small “community buses.”

TransLink is too political and they have lost touch with reality. They are like drunken sailors with our tax dollars.

 

Marsh Green

Fraser Heights Action

for Reasonable Transit Service

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