UBC students sing Beach Boys' tune to support "YES!" vote for transit
UBC's A Cappella Club sang along to Beach Boys' hit song "I Get Around" with lyrics adjusted to support the "YES!" side in the upcoming transit vote. On the ballot is a $7.5 billion plan for transit improvements that will be paid for by a 0.5 per cent congestion tax on all items taxable under the PST.
University students have a lot at stake in the referendum, as a yes side victory would ensure an extension of the Millenium SkyTrain to UBC, drastically cutting down the current transit times from Broadway-Commercial to the campus.
The proposed transit plan would also bring 80 per cent more night buses and a rapid bus from Joyce-Collingwood to UBC.