Monday, January 14, 2008

MoveVancouver 2020?

2020 seems to be a popular year for transit enhancement targets, as today saw the announcement of a $14 billion, 12 year transit plan for Metro Vancouver and the lower mainland of British Columbia. 

The plan will fund 9 new RapidBus bus rapid transit line, 2 SkyTrain extensions (which proves that the scarborough RT didn't have to end up the way it did), and the construction of a light rail line to replace a B-Line bus rapid transit route. Also, the plan will bring 1500 new buses across the province and will bring turnstiles (believe it or not, my fellow Torontonians, they didn't have turnstiles) and a smart card.

Paul Hillsdon has extensive coverage, and while he feels as if its a more balance approach to the highway-based Gateway project, "the devil is in the details, and it's the details that are lacking in the plan."

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At 1/16/2008 7:23 AM , Blogger barb michelen said...

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