SFU's Centre for Dialogue is looking for Tri-Cities residents to take part in an invitation-only event called "Moving in Metro: A discussion on mobility pricing." The term "mobility pricing" refers to the use of tolls and other charges to use, for example, roads and bridges.
The event is invitation-only because, as a spokesperson for the centre explained, staff will accept applications from anyone interested, then choose participants based on demographics.
The goal is to create a group of participants who mirror the makeup of people who travel around Metro Vancouver.
"Being able to move around our cities is critical for transporting goods, accommodating jobs and population growth, building strong and vibrant communities, and connecting with our partners in the region and elsewhere," a description about the event on the SFU Centre for Dialogue's website states.
"But how do we pay for our transportation system in a way that is fair and transparent and provides for our current and future needs? "The SFU Centre for Dialogue is hosting a series of four regional dialogues with residents to explore one response to this question - mobility pricing.
"The goal of each session is to increase our understanding of mobility pricing as it applies to roads and to hear citizens' perspectives on its potential role in Metro Vancouver's transportation system."
The workshop aimed at residents of the Tri-Cities, New Westminster and Burnaby will take place on Thursday, Oct. 24 in Burnaby.
To apply to take part, or for more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call SFU's Centre for Dialogue at 778-782-9622.
© Copyright 2013