Vaughn Palmer: Look Ma, a Burrard Inlet study to dream about before an election


There is no guessing the tab for a Burrard Inlet SkyTrain crossing if it ever goes ahead, writes Vaughn Palmer, but with all of the competing projects for transportation dollars — the Massey Tunnel replacement, SkyTrain to Langley, SkyTrain to UBC, twinning the Trans Canada — he believes the project discussed by MLA Bowinn Ma must be way down the priority list.

VICTORIA — New Democratic Party MLA Bowinn Ma pronounced herself satisfied this week with the latest report on a transit crossing of Burrard Inlet, an idea the rookie MLA has promoted since shortly after she was elected.

“This exciting technical feasibility study is the first-ever coordinated effort by the province … to identify a potential rapid transit solution across the Burrard Inlet,” said Ma, via the government press release accompanying the report.

“This is good news for the North Shore,” she told reporter Brent Richter of the

North Shore News

. “It means there are multiple options for us to put into TransLink’s Transport 2050 process,” she added, looking years into the future.

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Source:: Vancouver Sun – Politics

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