Transit strike in eastern Fraser Valley makes commuting difficult for students


As the transit strike in the eastern Fraser Valley continues, postsecondary students in the region say that their commutes to campus have become prohibitively expensive and difficult. Some students are paying to take Ubers and taxis to get to class, while others are carpooling, choosing to walk long distances, or attending from home. University of the Fraser Valley student Rofri Mpaka told CBC that his 40-minute ride to campus cost over $100, and several students shared that their classes seem emptier this week. “A couple of my instructors have given a couple online options to submit a quote about a reading or something like that instead of having an in-person option because it is difficult for a lot of kids to get to class,” said student Makenna Brar.

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