B.C.’s Auditor General says it’s still waiting for more information from the Ministry of Finance before giving it a completion pass on its recommendations for the Evergreen Line.
In the Auditor General’s progress audit released this morning, Carol Bellringer says the Ministry reported that it finished the job, but Bellringer says it’s only partially complete.
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That’s regarding rules on information on capital project planning under the Capital Asset Management Framework, and developing business cases for projects.
“They’ve certainly demonstrated to us that they’ve made progress, they certainly have done quite a few things… I think they would like to see it characterized as being complete because of the effort that’s been put into it, but at the end of the day it still needs some more work before we can consider it implemented.”
The Ministry confirms it is still working on getting that work.
The Evergreen Line connects the Tri-Cities to Vancouver as an extension of the existing Millennium Line.
The $1.4-billion project became open to the public in December after being put on hold in 2010 in favour of the Canada Line, and having the deadline bumped three years from its once-promised 2014 opening date.