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Reader convinced that TransLink will never work because of its reputation

Editor, The News:

Re: Rough ride for TLink vote (The News, Jan. 16).

In my opinion, after reading stories about the new mayor’s wish list on what their priorities are for transit and a letter by Bob Smith about fairness in taxation, it is clear that TransLink will never work.

By design, it has so many politicians with wish lists and residents angry and upset about tax increases to fund the system, and TransLink itself has wasted money over the years (Compass Card), it is clear this will fail.

Resurrect B.C. Transit and fund it through Victoria. Local control will be gone, but all the taxes associated with TransLink will be gone and the politicians will have to find something else to do.

Greg Smith

Maple Ridge