Would like to see Family or group passes/ discounts on weekends to encourage families to take transit.

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  • I would encourage transit to have a family discounted pass (4 people) to encourage more families to take transit. This would not work on weekdays because parents need their vehicles to drop and pick kids up from school and after school activities but would work on weekends because they would travel together and would encourage increase travel and business to downtown core, Metrotown, Richmond, Surrey, etc...this would make sense as families would save on fuel, parking, etc and transit would see increased transit use and profits on weekends. This also benefits our environment and climate because less people are driving on weekends. 

  • Timothy Lim Thank you for your suggestion!

  • I wonder how would it work especially at fare gates. Would additional cards be required? Are the cards anonymous, personalized, or a mix of both? Would it require cards be registered under one account (with appropriate titles assigned for each card) be considered as one family? Are the passes prepaid or utilizing the fare cap (for anonymous cards only)?

  • Jeremy Leung 

    it could be anything, whatever works best for the system. Transit can workout the details I’m sure but this idea would get families thinking about using transit on weekends rather than driving and would encourage downtown visits, increased business and lesser congestion. Making a family discount and removing zones would increase transit use

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