I have already pointed out how a "No" vote would be more costly (TransLink Referendum).
One of the next inevitable options will be road and bridge pricing. Whereas with a PST hike everyone would have contributed to transit development, only car users will pay with road pricing, leaving those that solely use public transit off the hook (other than the fares that they pay, at least ones that actually pay in the first place).
As for those that voted "No" because they only drive everywhere they go anyways;
Way to go, you will be the only ones paying for transit improvements once road pricing kicks in.
This following board promoting the Compass fare gate system is posted on the Canada Line at Sea Island Station YVR. and it sums us up perfectly. I took a photo of it last month. The Compass system was scheduled to be operational during the Fall of 2013.
While transit systems around the world are constantly improving on their already superior service on scales that make ours look like a joke, we are unable to come up with competent officials and secure funding to just run what little we have. Why do we have so little? That question should be aimed at our so-called "leaders" of all political stripes.