The Chair of the Metro Vancouver Mayors’ Council is annoyed the provincial parties didn’t consult the region before making bridge toll announcements.
Speaking with CHNL Radio in Kamloops, Port Coquitlam Mayor Greg Moore said in meetings with the provincial Liberals, NDP, and Greens, tolls were never brought up.
“You know, we’re trying to work together on a region here. The fear that we have is that you eliminate or cap the amount you that use for tolling that just encourages more people to drive and less people to take transit.”
Moore adds he’s concerned the promises will change how commuters will use the new Pattullo Bridge.
“Now if they don’t have to move to transit because there is no toll or they’re going to be capped, what does that do? Is a four-lane bridge enough now or do we have to build a bigger bridge?”
The Liberals plan to cap tolls at $500 dollars per year while the NDP would get rid of them completely. The Green Party says it would keep the tolls in place.