BCTA: Suspend fuel tax transfer to TransLink
LANGLEY, B.C. — The B.C. Trucking Association (BCTA) is appealing to newly-elected Minister of Transportation, Judith Reid, to suspend the transfer of fuel tax revenue to TransLink.
Under provincial legislation, the province hands the transit body nine of the 15.5 cents collected on every litre of fuel sold.
But the BCTA contends this is unfair, especially considering the transit strike has now dragged on for three months.
The BCTA is also asking the province to eliminate the four cent-per litre diesel tax collected in the Greater Vancouver Regional District, as commercial vehicles receive no benefit from public transit. They have asked the tax be eliminated in the past, but hope the new Liberal government may act upon their request.
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