TransLink says it is partnering with SCRAP-IT to offer a Compass Card rebate when residents scrap their old fossil fuel cars.
In exchange, customers can choose either an eight-month adult 1-Zone or 14-month Concession Compass Card valued at $802.
“We are facing a climate emergency and we must all take steps to reduce our carbon emissions,” said TransLink CEO Kevin Quinn, in a statement. “Partnerships like this help people make greener, more environmentally-friendly choices. By choosing public transportation you are helping reduce congestion and the region’s carbon footprint.”
TransLink has a goal of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 80 per cent by 2050. This program aims to reduce car dependency and congestion as we see bridge traffic returning to pre-COVID levels and license registration rates increasing.
“British Columbians know about the climate emergency and may be considering what they can do that will make a difference,” says SCRAP-IT CEO Diane Roberts. “Our program gives them the opportunity to make the switch to a cleaner form of transportation and make that transition much more affordable. It’s a win-win for the environment and their own pocketbook.”
The scrap vehicle program is designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and lower exhaust pollutants across the province. For program and qualification details, visit scrapit.ca.