This weeks column for 24Hrs Vancouver: What should the parties in BC do about transportation ?
I’m running behind this week – this is yesterdays column for 24Hrs!!
This week’s topic:
What should the parties do about transportation?
As we begin our election debate series on issues that matter to British Columbians, Kathryn makes a good point about TransLink being largely unaccountable to the public they purport to represent.
Transit is a hot button topic not just for the Lower Mainland, but for many communities across the province, where transit is often nearly non-existent. While the BC Liberals have been good at making large promises — about transit enhancements in the Metro Vancouver region in particular — the actuality is the enhancements have been limited, leaving suburban areas in the wilderness.
When you look across the province, transit becomes more complex, so I am looking to see if any party will address three core issues — funding, equitable distribution of transit enhancements, and fiscal responsibility of TransLink…
Read the rest of this article and vote for whose column you think is best, here: http://vancouver.24hrs.ca/2013/04/14/liberals-put-too-many-restrictions-on-decision-makers