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Schmiesus

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Re: Tax per mile
« Reply #1 on: Mar 13, 15, 08:24 »
Well that looks fun. Called one of my suppliers and he was telling me that washington has been trying to do this for a while now but via traffic cameras similar to Port Mann Tolls

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« Reply #2 on: Mar 13, 15, 09:15 »
http://www.news1130.com/2015/03/13/road-pricing-still-being-considered-for-metro-vancouver-reports/

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METRO VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – Whether you check ‘yes’ or ‘no’ in the vote on the Congestion Improvement sales tax, we are hearing the Mayors’ Council is still moving ahead with a comprehensive plan to charge drivers based upon the number of kilometres they drive.

Road pricing may have been pushed into the background because of the plebiscite, but the proposed half per cent sales tax is just part of the funding strategy for the Mayors’ Council’s $7.5-billion plan.

Another $250 million a year was originally slated to come from road pricing.

Port Coquitlam Greg Moore speaks for the council and tells the 24hrs newspaper that charging drivers based on distance driven is no longer needed to fund transit expansion, but that they are still committed to bringing it in eventually, calling it “the most fair and effective way to reduce congestion.”

Moore says the money collected would be used eliminate individual bridge tolls and it could also be used to scale back the 17 cents per litre TransLink collects in gas tax in Metro Vancouver.

Tune in this Monday at 7 p.m. for a live special event: an hour-long discussion with both the “yes” and “no” sides of the tax debate, to help you decide how to vote. Click here for details, including how you can participate and ask questions.

EhJay

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Re: Tax per mile
« Reply #3 on: Mar 13, 15, 10:48 »
So we are going to get taxed as drivers on a transit system, then taxed again on our driving?  this should be interesting...

carguy

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Re: Tax per mile
« Reply #4 on: Mar 13, 15, 12:00 »
Gov debt to gdp is 225% in canada
300 billion $ in gov pensions unfunded
They will take all your money

Dan 2.8L

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Re: Tax per mile
« Reply #5 on: Mar 14, 15, 20:28 »
This would cause a lot of problems. What a outrageous idea!

carguy

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Re: Tax per mile
« Reply #6 on: Mar 17, 15, 00:55 »

Snails

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Re: Tax per mile
« Reply #7 on: Mar 17, 15, 02:28 »
this is bullshit.......i fuckin hate society..........time for a huge beard and a bear skin coat to ware while i build my log house off the grid.......with my mk4 of course

Dan 2.8L

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Re: Tax per mile
« Reply #8 on: Mar 17, 15, 09:07 »
I highly doubt this will happen. People won't stand for this. How would I with three kids and a wife just hop on a bus to go grocery shopping and spend the money we do and then get right back on the bus. Everything would be so pricey it would be  ridiculous. 

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Re: Tax per mile
« Reply #9 on: Mar 26, 15, 15:59 »
I highly doubt this will happen. People won't stand for this. How would I with three kids and a wife just hop on a bus to go grocery shopping and spend the money we do and then get right back on the bus. Everything would be so pricey it would be  ridiculous. 

hey Dan,

Perhaps you should respond to the voice mails and IMs  that have been left for you....