Comment 17295

By Al Rathbone (anonymous) | Posted January 18, 2008 at 18:27:41

I'm going to Mac soon, and paying for it myself. So i'd ask you to stop assuming everyone that goes to Mac is a spoiled brat. The vast majority of University students work hard to pay for it, and take out huge loans to help. I don't know if you went to University, but put yourself in the place of a student there. You're paying money out of your rear for tuition, supplementary fees, and residence. Most Students only have part time jobs so they can still have time for their studies. These jobs pay about $10 an hour. At 79$ a month it would take 95 hours or so to pay for transit costs. This is several weeks of work for a student. Do the math, Students can't afford 79$ a month for bus passes.

Secondly, it's not like Mac students get world class transit. The buses are packed like sardines.

Even worse are Bus Routes that serve High School Routes.

It's because all the money subsidizes riders out in the suburbs.

The suburbs pay almost nothing in transit tax, get service better than parts of Hamilton, and pay only the same fare.

If you want to look into where the money is going, it's going out to the suburbs, not to a bunch of students that are burying themselves in debt to try and make a better life for themselves.

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