"It might be cheaper to drive then to take the bus."
That was the first thought I had boarding the bus this morning. With the Transit price getting more expensive every year, I might soon not be able to afford to ride the bus. It cost me $8 for a 2 zone round trip. $8! That is expensive! I can still remember the good old days when it only cost me $1.75 to ride the bus. Now it cost me $4 just to get somewhere. Wasn't taking the bus suppose to be the "affordable" to get anywhere? With each Transit increase every year I won't be able to ride the buses any longer. The minimal wage in BC is $10.25, that would mean that you basically would have to work 1 hour just to be able to get to work. At prices like this who can really afford to take the bus? I own a car and if I had put the $8 towards gas it would have been cheaper for me to get somewhere. That is pretty ridiculous when I think that owning a car might be cheaper then taking the bus. The increase in price was so little every year (10%), that I really didn't notice. I really didn't know how much I was really spending on bus fare until I really think about it (I use to ride the bus daily to work). I really can't believe how much it cost to take the bus nowadays. $8!