Vancouverites asked to pay more to fund transit

Vancouverites asked to pay more to fund transit

Vancouverites asked to pay more to fund transit Vancouver residents are to be asked whether they will pay a 0.5 per cent sales tax to pay for improved transit in the city. The Metro Vancouver mayors’ council will launch a major information campaign in a bid to persuade voters that increasing sales tax to 7.5 per cent would bring benefits including more buses, a new light railway and a subway. Regional mayors have voted 18-3 in favour of the new tax which is considered a fairer and lower-cost option compared to a vehicle levy or carbon tax and would cost the average homeowner $125 a year.