Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Evergreen Line

Well, it looks like we are one step closer to seeing SkyTrain to Coquitlam according to an article in The Province:
But top of his Christmas wish list for Baird was extending rapid transit to Coquitlam, which would go through Port Moody, at an estimated cost of $1.4 billion.

"I feel very, very, very confident in the minister's support for that particular project," said Falcon, after their meeting.

"It's just, really, I think, a matter of dotting the i's and crossing the t's.
Added Baird: "The Evergreen Line can be important, not just for reducing congestion, but improving the quality of the air."

The pair are ironing out the details of federal funding, coming from Ottawa's $33-billion infrastructure fund.
It is really interesting to seeing how the project turned from light rail to SkyTrain, and from a completion date back in the NDP days, to hopefully a start date next year. It remains to be seen what the South Fraser will get. All I know is that if we get SkyTrain to Guilford it will be a generation before we see light rail out to Langley, and even other parts of Surrey. That scares me to thing that I'll be dead before Langley will see rail.

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