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Tom Prendergast editorial in the Vancouver Sun

Just a quick note: our CEO Tom Prendergast has an editorial in the Vancouver Sun today. It’s another good introduction to our transportation challenges in the future and the tough decisions our region faces in the near future. Here’s a quote from the end:

Over the last 30 years this region has made some very wise transportation and growth management decisions to achieve a quality of life that is the envy of the world. But making those choices work in the long run means we’ll have to follow through with alternatives to the freeways we haven’t built.

That’s why we’re now considering an important decision. Having already set our course, do we move our transportation network forward now or allow it to be overtaken by our future growth and development? There are costs involved with either decision that will be difficult to cover, but I submit only one decision maintains the quality of life we enjoy.

I am confident, trusting and hopeful that the decisions the people of the Metro Vancouver region make today around that question will serve us all for the next 30 years.

We all have a stake — and a choice –in the answer.

FYI, Tom also spoke to the Vancouver Sun editorial board a while back, and the Sun has video of Tom explaining the transportation challenges in our region.


2 Comments

  • By Nick, May 28, 2009 @ 12:08 pm

    Please FOR THE LOVE OF GOD build an extension to skytrain out to Langley SOON and not in 2030. And create a new line that goes south from King George station.

  • By steve, May 29, 2009 @ 8:33 am

    One relevant piece of wisdom I would hope that Translink is following is: before embarking on expansions, FIX the current system. It’s GREAT that Translink is planning to EXPAND the EXPO line and build EVERGREEN line, but I strongly feel that before doing those, INCREASING the CAPACITY of the existing EXPO line (thru longer platforms) and introducing smart card technology should be done first.
    PRIORITY ONE, in my view, is the station refurbishments and platfor increases on EXPO. Whta i WISH i could find somewhere is a definitive date by this can be done.

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