TransLink is partnering with Scrap-It to offer a Compass Card rebate when residents scrap their old fossil fuel cars. Customers can now 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 Kevin Quinn, TransLink CEO. “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.”
The Scrap-It program offers green transportation incentives to encourage drivers to give up their older fossil fuel cars and trucks for electronic vehicle subsidies, carshare credits, transit passes, e-bikes, and cash rebates.
TransLink said it is committed to the development of a sustainable transportation system that aims to meet the needs of people, organizations, and businesses. It also aims to promote the ecological, economic, and social well-being of Metro Vancouver.
This initiative will help TransLink reach its goal of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 80% by 2050. This program also helps reduce car dependency and congestion.
“British Columbians know about the climate emergency and may be considering what they can do that will make a difference,” said Diane Roberts, Scrap-It. “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.”
Scrap-It focuses on clean transportation initiatives. The scrap vehicle program is designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and lower exhaust pollutants across the province.