Although all Metro Vancouver mayors but one have approved a 7-point, $5-billion dollar transit plan for the region, one Mayor isn’t too impressed with where the funding for this project may be coming from.
A large scale project such as the new transit plan for Metro Vancouver needs money to happen.
Delta Mayor Lois Jackson says she understands the money has to come from somewhere – but doesn’t think mobility pricing is very fair on regions like Delta.
“People have a lot better transportation system than we do south of the river and if there’s no service that you can use to commute everyday, you’re certainly being penalized.”
Mobility pricing means residents pay a fee per mile that they travel. If you travel a longer distance, you would be paying more.
Jackson says this is still an on-going discussion but she doesn’t see it being fair on residents south of the river.