By Matt Law [media editor]
Students returning to Kwantlen Polytechnic University in the fall can expect to be hit by yet another parking fee increase.
The latest rise in price is due to the HST, which came into effect on July 1, 2010.
Earlier this year parking fees for a daily pass were increased from $4 to $4.75 as a result of a Translink tax hike. Now, with the introduction of the HST, parking fees for a daily pass have risen another .25 cents, to total $5.
Students are now being charged a total of 35 per cent tax on their parking passes according to HST Canada.
Taking into account the increasing fuel prices and higher parking rates students may be forced to take transit at a cost of $2.50 for a one zone and $5 for a three zone.
No matter what students choose as their mode of travel this fall, they can count on paying more to get to school.
Filed Under: News
About the Author: Matt Law is a freelance journalist based in Vancouver, B.C. He is currently finishing a degree in journalism and serving a second term as media editor at The Runner.
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