First off don't assume that because someone lives in the greater Vancouver area that they benifit from skytrain or the bus system. If you live in the burbs like i do ( south delta) there is no skytrain and the bus system is sorely lacking. I'm a carpenter so I travel every day to and from work with tools and materials in my pickup. Taking the bus is not an option. I agree that I made the decision to be a carpenter and live in the burbs. I'm not against me paying taxes for the transit system. But enough is enough. Remember we are already paying translink with our feul (4-5 cents/liter) and property taxes. We subsidize the west coast express to the tune of $14 per rider. At some point we need to say whoa to translink and say yes to more hospital equipment and resources in our schools. Something we will all benefit from. Like all of us do during economic hardships...they need to live within their means.