“Transit is a major issue in the Lower Mainland. For example, everyday, Alex Fraser, westbound, is plugged up in the mornings, and in the evenings. Everyone competes for the same road space. The Pattullo Bridge, a 4 lane 80 years old structure is to be replaced by another 4 lane bridge, though expendable to 6. Does it make any sense? Back in the late 1930’s, when the bridge open, it was used by 5000 cars a day. And now, there is 80,000 cars/trucks a day, and yet the replacement bridge is to be 4 lanes, This is a HUGE error in judgement from those who sat at the table to decide that option.
As for the LRT in Surrey, the cost is another incredible number. The assessed cost so far is 1.646 million dollars for 10.5 km of rail. That works out to be 157,000 per METER! Go to YouTube, and search, for example, Shonan monorail. It is a suspended rail system, 100% weather proof.
Note that I am the only candidate that promotes this version of public transportation. It is a brilliant system! The provincial government, Translink, and the Mayors’ 10 Year Vision for transportation is quite expensive, and must be reviewed objectively, then rejected for something much better, much more logical, and most of all, more cost effective.”