Monday, January 14, 2008

$14 billion for transit

I don't have time to go into this now, but Premier Gordon Campbell has just unveiled a $14 billion plan to improve transit in BC:
* $10.3-billion investment in four new rapid transit lines in Metro Vancouver – the Evergreen Line, the UBC Line, the upgraded Expo Line and the Canada Line (for which $2 billion was previously committed);

* $1.2 billion for a new, cutting-edge energy efficient, high capacity RapidBus BC service along nine major routes in the high-growth urban centres of Kelowna, Victoria and Metro Vancouver; and

* $1.6-billion investment in 1,500 new, clean energy buses and related maintenance infrastructure to provide communities around the province with improved bus service.

This, in conjunction with Gateway, should make a huge difference for the region. As we've been saying all along, the Lower Mainland needs a balanced solution.

I'll be looking forward to seeing the details on the south Fraser improvements.


At January 14, 2008 1:43 PM , Blogger PelaLusa said...

Prediction: The NDP will oppose the gas tax that will be required to pay for this [a good thing] and they will win the next election as a result.

Politics in B.C. are certainly "different"!!!


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