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A joint statement has been released by presidents from Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia in support of a proposed transit tax in British Columbia. The presidents have noted that in order for students to access their institutions, better public transit is required. Transportation affects accessibility of education, time pressures and stress, community connectedness, active living and so much more.
“Better transportation choice and improved regional connectivity are of great importance to the UBC community as this issue directly affects the well-being of our 50,000 students, 14,000 staff and faculty and our alumni – almost 200,000 of whom are based in the Lower Mainland,” said UBC President Arvind Gupta. “Efficient, convenient and reliable transportation is also critical to maintaining and growing the vital economic relationship between UBC and regional communities, fostering innovation and research collaborations, and increasing student employability.”
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