Transportation improvements not fast enough

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Another column in the Province newspaper today: Transportation improvements not fast enough (Jon Ferry)

…And so far the story of Fraser Valley light rail hasn’t been made to sound too compelling, at least to folks in Victoria. The platform hasn’t collapsed, but the train’s still stuck in the station. That’s a pity because, while governments play politics over transportation for one of our fastest-growing regions, its residents spend a lot of their time choking on traffic.

There seems to be plenty of eagerness in the Ministry of Transportation to expand highways, twin the Port Mann bridge etc., but when it comes down to actually doing anything to diminish valley traffic, to decrease the number of cars on the road by providing an alternative way for people to get around, so far nothing.

Any ideas how to make the story of Fraser Valley light rail more “compelling to Victoria?”

One idea involves May 17.

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