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VANCOUVER, B.C. — TransLink is now pushing for a fuel tax in the wake of the death of its plan to levy all vehicles running the Greater Vancouver Area’s roads.

At a meeting scheduled for Friday, TransLink will consider asking for a two-cent-a-litre gas tax in Greater Vancouver. The exact amount charged on diesel wasn’t immediately available.

TransLink is facing a budget disaster if it doesn’t figure out how to fund its operations and projects. Its levy plan received widespread criticism before the premier refused to sign it into law.

TransLink is the B.C. government organization in charge of managing the Greater Vancouver Area’s traffic and transit problems

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  • If Translink wants money for their projects . They can get it from their over paid ceo’s. Stop looking at the working class to help bail you out! It’s not easy to live or get by in bc as it is. If you need more money cut the overhead!!!!! I live in the burbs I work all over the lower mainland. I work in construction , I don’t get the luxury to pick and choose where I go . I don’t get the luxury of sitting in a chair and holding my hand out saying I need more money. I work my tail off just as much as the next guy for nearly nothing. I am on my feet putting my life at risk to build a building you can sit your fat tush in! I don’t take transit, not only by choice, but because I have too. I have purchased my own car, payed with blood sweat and tears. Pay icbc insurance . Again blood sweat and tears. Pay for the gas. And again blood sweat and tears. And yet translink gets a percentage of all that through taxes. For what? What service am I using of theirs ??? Maintenance of the roads? Lol. Not my road. It’s a dirt road. And I have to grate it myself. Where does my money go ?? That’s my blood sweat and tears. It gets spent friffiously on ridiculous projects like skytrain. Or a bus. Or expansion look I don’t use your service charge your patrons that use it. Maybe they will get fed up and you will finally go bankrupt. We can only hope. With this rant concluding I am going to summarize with a warning Stop pushing the hard working people! IF A THIEF STEALS MY TOOLS OR A CO WORKERS AND IS CAUGHT. EVERYONE IN THE INDUSTRY WILL JUST SAY THEY NEVER SAW THE THIEF THEY JUST DISSAPEAR . BECAUSE THEY ARE AFFECTING THE LIVELY HOOD. TRANSLINK YOU ARE THE THIEF TREAD CAREFULLY