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Get Moving BC Press Release

Get Moving BC

For Immediate Release

June 12, 2008




Environmental Assessment Certificate for the project comes on bridge's forty-fourth birthday



Vancouver, B.C. – Get Moving BC is extremely pleased by today’s news that an environmental assessment certificate has been issued to the Port Mann Bridge project by the Ministry of Environment.


Get Moving BC spokesperson Mike McBratney says it’s a good news story that puts us a big step closer to finally getting the project underway.


“Lower Mainland commuters have been gridlocked on the Port Mann Bridge for way too long,” McBratney says. “It’s kind of fitting that this news comes on the same day the Port Mann Bridge was opened back in 1964.”


McBratney says Get Moving BC is also impressed by how thorough the environmental review process has been.


“This environmental assessment certificate comes with a considerable number of stringent environmental commitments attached to it that the project is obligated to meet,” McBratney says, adding that he looks forward to federal approval of the project soon.


McBratney says the Lower Mainland is desperately behind on all transportation fronts – roads, bridges and transit – and catching up on all three is essential to solving our traffic congestion problems.


“Twinning the Port Mann Bridge is as essential to catching up with our transportation needs as the Evergreen Line, the Canada Line and light rail options for the Fraser Valley,” McBratney says. “We need all of them in a balanced transportation system, and we need to get the job done before we hit ‘Total Gridlock’ in the Lower Mainland.”



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Get Moving BC is dedicated to holding governments accountable for a balanced transportation system and was formed to provide a voice for the majority of Greater Vancouver residents who support improving our roads, bridges and transit systems. 


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