It’s a big day for the future of transportation in the Lower Mainland.
Advocates for both the “yes” and “no” campaigns are holding their breath, awaiting the results of the long-awaited verdict on Metro Vancouver’s transportation plebiscite.
A “yes” win means a new subway line for Vancouver’s Broadway corridor, light-rail transit in Surrey and Langley, hundreds of more buses, new bike lanes, and replacement of the old Pattullo Bridge.
The plebiscite asks voters to support a 0.5% sales tax increase to fund the $7.5-billion plan over the next decade.
Critics argue Translink can’t be trusted with more money.
The mayors of both Vancouver and Surrey have said they are looking at back-up plans in case the plebiscite fails.
The results will unveiled Thursday at 10 a.m.