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Unread postPosted: July 4th, 2019, 12:28 pm 
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Maybe it's the same with the Metro Transit in Washington, D.C. There is the red line, blue line, yellow line, etcetera. You pay more if you go farther.

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Unread postPosted: July 4th, 2019, 1:19 pm 

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@realAzhyaAryola wrote:
Maybe it's the same with the Metro Transit in Washington, D.C. There is the red line, blue line, yellow line, etcetera. You pay more if you go farther.

I like Calgary. Edmonton, and Toronto transit where one fee allows you to go anywhere in the city and transfer from buses to rapid transit and vice versa.


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Unread postPosted: July 4th, 2019, 1:25 pm 
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The same with Maryland/DC/Virginia where I used to be. You just buy a card that you can use on bus and train. The initial purchase of it is $10.00 and then you top it up to the amount of your choice. Some people actually put $500.00 worth in it. I've seen it done. Back there, we call it the SmarTrip card. You can register it online and manage it, top it up online too with the payment method of your choice.

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Unread postPosted: July 4th, 2019, 1:27 pm 
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The SmarTrip card.

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Unread postPosted: July 4th, 2019, 1:30 pm 

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@realAzhyaAryola wrote:
The same with Maryland/DC/Virginia where I used to be. You just buy a card that you can use on bus and train. The initial purchase of it is $10.00 and then you top it up to the amount of your choice. Some people actually put $500.00 worth in it. I've seen it done. Back there, we call it the SmarTrip card. You can register it online and manage it, top it up online too with the payment method of your choice.

That is better than Vancouver..

Public transit there is expensive and so is gasoline.


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Unread postPosted: July 4th, 2019, 1:40 pm 
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Fashionista wrote:
@realAzhyaAryola wrote:
The same with Maryland/DC/Virginia where I used to be. You just buy a card that you can use on bus and train. The initial purchase of it is $10.00 and then you top it up to the amount of your choice. Some people actually put $500.00 worth in it. I've seen it done. Back there, we call it the SmarTrip card. You can register it online and manage it, top it up online too with the payment method of your choice.

That is better than Vancouver..

Public transit there is expensive and so is gasoline.

Vancouver is a rip off. Most overrated city I've ever seen.

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Unread postPosted: July 4th, 2019, 1:41 pm 
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http://www.compasscard.ca saves you money compared to cash or tap credit.

Can travel anywhere by bus for a one zone fare.

Zones only in effect when riding SkyTrain or SeaBus, and then only on weekdays prior to 6:30pm. No zones evenings or weekends

Compass or tap credit card works system wide.

Bus transfers only work on buses at this time.


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Unread postPosted: July 4th, 2019, 1:45 pm 

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Superchecker wrote:
http://www.compasscard.ca saves you money compared to cash or tap credit.

Can travel anywhere by bus for a one zone fare.

Zones only in effect when riding SkyTrain or SeaBus, and then only on weekdays prior to 6:30pm. No zones evenings or weekends

Compass or tap credit card works system wide.

Bus transfers only work on buses at this time.

That's the difference between Calgary and Vancouver..

For $3.40 I can travel anywhere in the this city and transfer between the C-Train and buses..

There are no zones here..

Vancouver's transit is very expensive.


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Unread postPosted: July 4th, 2019, 1:48 pm 
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Fashionista wrote:
Superchecker wrote:
http://www.compasscard.ca saves you money compared to cash or tap credit.

Can travel anywhere by bus for a one zone fare.

Zones only in effect when riding SkyTrain or SeaBus, and then only on weekdays prior to 6:30pm. No zones evenings or weekends

Compass or tap credit card works system wide.

Bus transfers only work on buses at this time.

That's the difference between Calgary and Vancouver..

For $3.40 I can travel anywhere in the this city and transfer between the C-Train and buses..

There are no zones here..

Vancouver's transit is very expensive.


Is there a card thing in Calgary like the one in Maryland/DC/Viriginia that can hold more than $3.40?

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Unread postPosted: July 4th, 2019, 1:54 pm 
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Fashionista wrote:
Superchecker wrote:
http://www.compasscard.ca saves you money compared to cash or tap credit.

Can travel anywhere by bus for a one zone fare.

Zones only in effect when riding SkyTrain or SeaBus, and then only on weekdays prior to 6:30pm. No zones evenings or weekends

Compass or tap credit card works system wide.

Bus transfers only work on buses at this time.

That's the difference between Calgary and Vancouver..

For $3.40 I can travel anywhere in the this city and transfer between the C-Train and buses..

There are no zones here..

Vancouver's transit is very expensive.


Vancouvers system covers 23 cities and municipalities. Has three (expensive) SkyTrain lines, commuter rail, SeaBus, conventional and community shuttle buses, HandyDART... Transit police... Over 7000 employees. Ten year, $10 Billion expansion plan...

Three zones cash is like $5.75; on a loaded Compass Card $4.50. Valid for 90 minutes.

Evenings, weekends, and bus only travel: $3 cash or credit, $2.40 on a Compass card.


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Unread postPosted: July 4th, 2019, 1:58 pm 

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Superchecker wrote:
Fashionista wrote:
Superchecker wrote:
http://www.compasscard.ca saves you money compared to cash or tap credit.

Can travel anywhere by bus for a one zone fare.

Zones only in effect when riding SkyTrain or SeaBus, and then only on weekdays prior to 6:30pm. No zones evenings or weekends

Compass or tap credit card works system wide.

Bus transfers only work on buses at this time.

That's the difference between Calgary and Vancouver..

For $3.40 I can travel anywhere in the this city and transfer between the C-Train and buses..

There are no zones here..

Vancouver's transit is very expensive.


Vancouvers system covers 23 cities and municipalities. Has three (expensive) SkyTrain lines, commuter rail, SeaBus, conventional and community shuttle buses, HandyDART... Transit police... Over 7000 employees. Ten year, $10 Billion expansion plan...

Three zones cash is like $5.75; on a loaded Compass Card $4.50. Valid for 90 minutes.

Evenings, weekends, and bus only travel: $3 cash or credit, $2.40 on a Compass card.

They should be amalgamated like Toronto's transit service which is bigger than Vancouver's..

You can can transfer freely anywhere in the country's largest city between street cars, buses, Handy buses, the RT, and subway lines at any time of day or night and for a lower price than Vancouver.


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Unread postPosted: July 4th, 2019, 5:17 pm 

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If I go to Calgary I would use car2go to roam the city. According to fashionista the C Train goes to the Calgary Zoo.


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Unread postPosted: July 4th, 2019, 5:23 pm 
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TheVancouverGuy wrote:
If I go to Calgary I would use car2go to roam the city. According to fashionista the C Train goes to the Calgary Zoo.

I have never been on transit in any other city in Canada besides Vancouver. It is expensive here. Much cheaper in Israel.

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Unread postPosted: July 4th, 2019, 9:27 pm 
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TheVancouverGuy wrote:
If I go to Calgary I would use car2go to roam the city. According to fashionista the C Train goes to the Calgary Zoo.

I haven't been there in a while, but I believe the train goes to the zoo and dinosaur park.

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Unread postPosted: July 4th, 2019, 11:05 pm 

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TheVancouverGuy wrote:
If I go to Calgary I would use car2go to roam the city. According to fashionista the C Train goes to the Calgary Zoo.

Here's a map of the C-Train system..
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You can see the Zoo station in the North East.


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Unread postPosted: July 5th, 2019, 10:50 am 
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How can you pay rent or feed a family with a part time job
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Unread postPosted: July 5th, 2019, 12:09 pm 

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How can you pay rent or feed a family with a part time job
ac_dunno

If someone still lives with their parents, is semi retired or has a spouse working full time, it might be what they want..

A full time job doesn't fit every walk of life.


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Unread postPosted: July 5th, 2019, 12:18 pm 
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Skippy wrote:
How can you pay rent or feed a family with a part time job
ac_dunno

There are a variety of reasons to apply for a PT job. Gets your foot in the door; other life commitments; earning $28hr PT is attractive to some. Have a second job. Work from home... Live close to the work site...


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Unread postPosted: July 5th, 2019, 12:25 pm 

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Superchecker wrote:
Skippy wrote:
How can you pay rent or feed a family with a part time job
ac_dunno

There are a variety of reasons to apply for a PT job. Gets your foot in the door; other life commitments; earning $28hr PT is attractive to some. Have a second job. Work from home... Live close to the work site...

All good reasons for some people to apply Superchecker.
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Unread postPosted: July 5th, 2019, 5:59 pm 
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Superchecker wrote:
Skippy wrote:
How can you pay rent or feed a family with a part time job
ac_dunno

There are a variety of reasons to apply for a PT job. Gets your foot in the door; other life commitments; earning $28hr PT is attractive to some. Have a second job. Work from home... Live close to the work site...

It is a stable employer. They must get a lot of c.v's?

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