Dear Editor: I am really concerned by the upcoming high barricades for SkyTrain that will result in insecurity for users of public transit. With gates locking out the bad guys from SkyTrain, what do you think the bad guys will do? They likely will be accosting good citizens taking transit buses at all times of the day and night. This is definitely a police issue for personal safety of transit users. Every ratchet up of train security puts the bus user at higher risk.
The idea of combining transit passes with protected personal information is also a serious hazard for users. Any possible misuse of personal information puts all users at risk. I am horrified to think the Compass plan could be linked to personal information. It's a bus pass for goodness sake. More people will leave transit in favour of personal vehicles. Would gas companies link their gas credit cards to personal information? Given the new system no longer will allow transfer from public buses, more riders will be at all sorts of risk. I hope the budget for police patrols will be increased.
Obviously these high-priced TransLink executives don't take transit. How could they not consider bus riders needing to transfer to SkyTrain and the SeaBus?
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