| March 19, 2009 at 09:58 pm
With the economy's recession, Translink has also been affected and their resources are now limited because of their budget constraints. When dealing with transit, of course university students are going to be affected in some way or another. When it comes to students at Simon Fraser University, there have been many issues when taking the bus. Students have proposed problems and complaints about buses that have either been showing up at unpredictable times, whether they are too early or too late and some not even showing up at all at the indicated bus stops. Although the occurrences are fairly minimal, in some cases it is enough to have effects on certain students who are striving to perform well in their course or even have a goal of passing. Another improvement that should be taken into account would be flexibility and consistency hours. For example, some classes go up to 8:30pm and students would find themselves struggling to complete a difficult in-class assignment and would have to stay past the time required to access the last bus in service. A student also stated that his bus schedules had changed to an even earlier time limit at 9:15pm making it even harder for him to complete in-class assignments.
Even though more buses may not prosper because of the low budget restrictions, Translink providers could still improve on some aspects of their bus services and this would not only suffice to SFU students, but the communal population as well.