Free ride on buses ends for some

Translink has ended the free ride on buses for police officers, firefighters, postal workers, and others.

Translink spokesperson Jiana Ling says the free ride ended as of July first.

Ling says the decision was made so Translink could be more efficient.

She says it also didn’t make sense to give police a free ride as Translink has its own law enforcement.

“Right but now we have Transit police who are able to do that so they are the ones to help us with security and safety on the transit system.”

The move comes on heels of translink talking to the City of Vancouver about allowing the homeless free rides to local shelters.