Re: Residents share anti-gondola message, Burnaby NOW, July 13. I'm perplexed how TransLink can find $120 million or more for this tourist attraction cable car but is unable, over a decade, to find the cash to build the Evergreen transit line.
The proponents of the cable car claim that service time to and from SFU will be improved. I suggest that total door-to-door trip times may be longer with the cable car. The proponents claim that operating costs will be reduced as bus operations are scaled back. I suggest that provision of a local community bus service within SFU campus and continuation of the No. 135 and No. 144 buses from Hastings Street up Burnaby Mountain will offset most of the alleged cost savings.
Finally, I would expect cable car users to pay a surcharge for this deluxe service (just as YVR transit users do).
D.B. Wilson, Burnaby